How Should You Vote If You Think It's Rigged?
Sometimes they have bumper stickers or cartoons suggesting that people should not complain or gripe about who is being elected if you do not vote. But what if you believe that candidates on both sides are propped up by mass amounts of money? In some cases it even looks like there are conflicts of interest where candidates garner votes from the jobs they promise. As far as third party candidates they look like they are more often spoilers to draw votes from one particular side or the other, rather than a viable candidate.
Even if one thinks it's rigged, I believe that their vote could make a difference especially in a close race. When people vote on the issues that are important to them, they will be doing something that could help improve things or at least, not worsen them. Even those who feel they're voting for the "lesser of the evils" can make a difference.
I say to prove that we are not just being lazy, submit a blank ballot and write "no confidence" in the presidential write-in section.
Your question is complex and has no right answer to it.
Assuming that the elections ARE rigged and the manipulation of votes are done by both parties equally, then one would also have to assume that those manipulations just might cancel each other out. In which case individual votes just might make the difference after all.
My rule of thumb, is to always vote for the candidate that represents the best interest of the people first, never the best interest of corporate America, religion, extreme views on both sides of the isle or the interests of congress itself.
Never vote strictly for party.
Elections are rigged on a number of levels.
The Corporate Party media kool-aid gives us the spin on things. If someone comes along with liberty-minded policies, they are portrayed as "kooks" or "naive."
And I saw a few videos recently that showed computer programmers discussing how electronic voting machines can be made to skew the votes.
Perhaps we could have exit polls mandatory as a double-check on the validity of the voting process. If one precinct gives the election to one candidate, but the exit poll says otherwise, then we'd know election fraud had occurred. Just don't let the Corporations choose the ones who perform the exit polls.
The bottom line is to vote no matter what. We can hope that not all voting machines have been affected.
Ultimately, it make come down to a repeat of what our founding fathers did -- start a revolution! Hopefully a peaceful one this time.
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