Only Half of Americans Realize Election System Is Rigged

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In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.

– Unknown, commonly misattributed to Franklin D. Roosevelt

According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, about half of American voters believe that the system U.S. political parties use to pick their candidates for the White House is “rigged” and more than two-thirds want to see the process changed.

Only half?

One would think that, by now, most (if not ALL) people would realize that the entire voting system is a sham.

From Reuters:

The United States is one of just a handful of countries that gives regular voters any say in who should make it onto the presidential ballot. But the state-by-state system of primaries, caucuses and conventions is complex. The contests historically were always party events, and while the popular vote has grown in influence since the mid-20th century, the parties still have considerable sway.

One quirk of the U.S. system – and the area where the parties get to flex their muscle – is the use of delegates, party members who are assigned to support contenders at their respective conventions, usually based on voting results. The parties decide how delegates are awarded in each state, with the Republicans and Democrats having different rules.

The delegates’ personal opinions can come into play at the party conventions if the race is too close to call – an issue that has become a lightning rod in the current political season.

Another complication is that state governments have different rules about whether voters must be registered as party members to participate. In some states, parties further restrict delegate selection to small committees of party elites, as the Republican Party in Colorado did this year.

In other words: the establishment selects two candidates and “allows” us to choose from them on election day.

Third-party candidates? Forget about it. The mainstream media largely ignores them. Suggest voting for one, and most Americans will tell you that you are “wasting your vote.” Unfortunately, they aren’t wrong: the elite will never allow a third-party non-establishment candidate a real shot at the presidency.

In the recent article The System Is Rigged: Widespread Dissatisfaction Among US Voters, The Guardian says:

The rise of anti-establishment candidates like Sanders and Trump has thrown into sharp relief the mess of rules and processes deliberately designed to keep these candidates from clinching the nomination. For these voters, and the many more across the political spectrum just waking up to the ground rules of the highest-stakes game in the country, the primary races can seem horribly unfair.

The Guardian also polled Americans to ask what they think about the election system. More than 300 readers responded, and many expressed their misgivings about the way the parties select nominees, describing the modern primary process as “rigged”, “undemocratic,” and a “charade.”

Their comments are quite telling:

“Why should the states, the party organizations and the voters go through all the hype, expense and time to have a primary when the party poobahs make the ultimate decision?” – Don Grafues

“Now that we have true grassroots, anti-establishment, populist candidates on both sides [Sanders and Trump], the political machine is in full survival mode to maintain the status quo. Party leaders sense a real and direct threat from both campaigns…and both major parties are going to use every tool they have to block what they feel is a threat to their very existence.”  – Chris Ritz

“The reason I never voted is because I thought of corruption. I thought maybe I was wrong or unfair, but it’s [the electoral process this year] kind of making me think there’s a lot of corruption and your voice doesn’t count.” – Wendy Kranmer

Earlier this month, RT discussed the rigging of elections with Dr. Ron Paul, who called the system “rotten” and a “charade”:

In the article Illusion of Choice, Bernhard Guenther says

…as the saying goes, “the path to hell is paved with good intentions”. In a ponerized society with a corrupt political system, good intention, hope and voting don’t result in positive change, but merely wishful thinking and denial.

There are no free elections in this country. There hasn’t been in a long time. The Voting System is a fraud sold to the public to give them the illusion of choice. The same goes for the two-party set-up. Democrats and Republicans. Back and forth. Two sides of the same coin. Despite popular belief we actually don’t live in a democracy anymore. People are so caught up in this left/right tunnel vision that they don’t see how they’re being duped and played with.

Elections are nonsense. They serve to maintain the illusion that we actually have a say in selecting a new master every four years. Participating in this system gives it validity – voters are giving their permission to keep the current system in place.

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  • The problem is that it is the other half of Americans that vote.

  • RandyJ/ProudSurvivor

    While the oligarchs are hedging their bets attempting to protect their tea and crumpets party, more people are thinking about and preparing for a tea and muskets party. Each side is waiting for the other to blink and I can’t make up my mind if our masters are displaying their hubris by exposing their obvious desire and attempts to ensure only certain people get the nominations, or if they are actually getting desperate. Or maybe this is what they want-to ramp up passions and anxieties, bringing them to a fervent boil-in order to justify the institution of martial law.

  • Peak debt- not oil or CO2

    Aimost everything in this ‘article” is wrong, You sound like the progressive DT.
    Please, please do your research vs parroting talking points.

    having said that, are both parties sticking it to us?? hell yes they are.

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    Most people are enthralled by the Talmudvision and cannot see reality. They believe whatever it tells them to believe.

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  • nighthawk

    Most Americans don’t want to know the truth, and those that know are afraid to admit it.
    With politicians, it is all smoke and mirrors, but in the end Washington is as corrupt as South America.

  • Broos

    DON’T Count My vote.

  • frankw

    As H.L. Mencken said, “never underestimate the ignorance of the American public.” We’ve been hoodwinked for decades (maybe centuries) and are only just now having our eyes opened.

  • “anti-establishment candidates” – lol.

  • JackerRaabit

    The race between Trump and Cruz is not “too close to call” – saying that is BS.

    And Sanders isn’t anti-Establishment, he is for Establishment 2.0, now with extra big up yours.

  • charles becker

    Lock and load. The Revolution is here and now.