Just how corrupt are our elections?
OMG! Russian twitter bots!
Because the problem with our "sacred" elections is Russia! ROTFL
Let's forget for the moment that the primary corruption of our elections is legal bribery.
Let's also forget for the moment the complete corruption of the DNC, if only because it's been done.
And then there is the super-delegates.
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) April 11, 2016
However, it's a mistake to forget that the Republican primaries were corrupted too.
Colorado GOP leaders canceled the party’s presidential straw poll in August to avoid binding its delegates to a candidate who may not survive until the Republican National Convention in July.
“Instead, Republicans selected national delegates through the caucus process, a move that put the election of national delegates in the hands of party insiders and activists — leaving roughly 90 percent of the more than 1 million Republican voters on the sidelines.
But that was 2016.
Instead I'd like to look at new revelations of corruption for those that like video testimony.
“Now it’s just an oligarchy, with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for president or to elect the president. And the same thing applies to governors, and U.S. senators and congress members.”
— Former President Jimmy Carter
Who could have seen this coming? Well, the Federal Election Committee's head in 2015.
The leader of the Federal Election Commission, the agency charged with regulating the way political money is raised and spent, says she has largely given up hope of reining in abuses in the 2016 presidential campaign, which could generate a record $10 billion in spending.
“The likelihood of the laws being enforced is slim,” Ann M. Ravel, the chairwoman, said in an interview. “I never want to give up, but I’m not under any illusions. People think the F.E.C. is dysfunctional. It’s worse than dysfunctional.”