Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Revealing Our Elections Rigged: “The Illusions of Choice”…

2016 elections(Nick Bernabe via ANTIMEDIA) Denver, CO — The 2016 election has been a wild ride, with two insurgent grassroots campaigns literally giving the political establishment a run for its money. But as the events of this presidential primary season play out, it’s becoming clear the U.S. election — and even more so, the presidential race — is a big scam being perpetrated on the American people.

Events from the last week have exposed the system as an illusion of choice and a farce. They have reinforced at least one study showing the U.S. is an oligarchy rather than a democratic republic.

The Wyoming democratic caucus took place on Saturday, purportedly to allow voters to have their voices heard in the race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Sanders lost the Wyoming caucus by winning it with a 12 percent margin.

Wait, what?

How does one lose by winning 56 percent of the votes? This happens when the political process is, according to the New York Post, “rigged” by superdelegates. The Post summed up this “strange” phenomenon:

“[U]nder the Democratic Party’s oddball delegate system, Sanders’ winning streak — he has won seven out of the past eight contests — counts for little.

“In fact, despite his win, he splits Wyoming’s 14 pledged delegates 7 to 7 under the caucus calculus.

“Clinton, meanwhile, also gets the state’s four superdelegates — who had already pledged their allegiance to her in January. So despite ‘losing,’ she triumphs 11-7 in the delegate tally”. (link)

Even media pundits on MSNBC openly called the process rigged:

The super-delegate process is complicated, as we’ve noted before, but they have one essential function: to prevent candidates like Bernie Sanders from winning the Democratic nomination.

Don’t believe me? Here’s a video of Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz explaining super-delegates:

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Adding insult to injury, even when Sanders does win states (despite Hillary’s advantage in super-delegates), the media can be reliably counted on to discount Sanders’s wins as nothing more than prolonging the electoral process, which will inevitably elect the presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton. This pervasive commentary continues despite the fact Sanders only trails her by several hundred pledged delegates.

Meanwhile, according to the same media, the non-establishment Trump campaign is threatened every time Ted Cruz beats him — even though Trump leads by a larger percentage of pledged delegates than Clinton does. When Clinton loses, it doesn’t matter because she already has the nomination locked up. When Trump loses, his campaign is in big trouble. Starting to see the problem with the media coverage?

When you examine these media narratives, a troubling pattern emerges that goes beyond the political establishment’s self-interest. You begin to see that American corporate media also functions as an arm of the political machine, protecting establishment candidates while attacking — or dismissing — candidates who seem non-establishment.

This brings us to the events that transpired during the Republican nomination process in Colorado on Saturday. The Republican Party of Colorado didn’t even bother letting people vote before using arcane rules to strip the democratic process of its democracy. According to the Denver Post:

“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.”

Unsurprisingly, Trump’s non-establishment campaign walked away with zero delegates. They were all “awarded” to Ted Cruz.

“How is it possible that the people of the great State of Colorado never got to vote in the Republican Primary? Great anger — totally unfair!” Trump said on Twitter. “The people of Colorado had their vote taken away from them by the phony politicians. Biggest story in politics. This will not be allowed!”

In an interview on Monday, Trump was even more frank. “The system is rigged, it’s crooked,” he said.

The Colorado GOP didn’t even bother hiding its intentions, tweeting — then quickly removing — what was possibly the most honest insight into the back-door dealing so far this election season:

colorado GOP tweet

The Republican party chooses the nominee, not the voting public. Still in disbelief? Watch a Republican National Committee member explain it better than I can:

What we are witnessing — for the first time on a large scale — is the political establishment’s true role in selecting the president of the United States. The illusion of choice has become apparent. The establishment anoints their two picks for president, and the country proceeds to argue vehemently over the two candidates they are spoon-fed. This dynamic is reminiscent of a prophetic 1998 quote from philosopher Noam Chomsky:

“The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.”

Ahh, the illusion of choice. Sure, in reality there are third party candidates who should be given a fair shake, but in our mainstream media-augmented reality, third parties do not exist. They aren’t mentioned. They aren’t even included in presidential debates. This is another way the media stifles healthy debate, stamps out dissenting opinions, and preserves the status-quo.

We The People don’t choose our presidents; they are hand-picked by a powerful group of political party insiders — parties that have long since sold out to the highest bidders. What we have on our hands in America is a rigged oligarchy, and that’s not a conspiracy theory — it’s fact. Now, however, millions of Americans are becoming aware of it thanks to the populist campaigns of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. America’s elections are controlled by a big club, but unfortunately, “you ain’t in it!”

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214 Responses to Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Revealing Our Elections Rigged: “The Illusions of Choice”…

  1. Truthfilter says:

    I tried posting this before but it went to moderation. I’m reading and hearing many people say they will write Trump in if he is denied the nomination. I believe he will get the 1237 delegates on the first vote at the convention. However, we are witnessing the establishment’s ability to use (and change) party rules to stop Trump. A few states won’t allow a voter to “write in” a candidate. Those states that do allow it require a candidate to register and get certified by a certain date in order for a “write-in” vote to count. I want to put Trump in the White House, not just make a statement with my written in vote. Find out your state’s policy and communicate this to Trump’s campaign. If your state doesn’t allow write-ins, contact your legislator or Secretary of State and find out how to get the policy changed. We need to have other options just in case the RNC screws us and Trump at the convention.

    Liked by 13 people

    • All write-ins in some states are just tossed if candidate hasn’t submitted application. They wouldn’t even count them if Trump didn’t support a write-in candidacy.

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    • john pyskaty says:

      I think you are absolutely right they will change the rules and cheat us of our vote. Colorado showed how. When the vote is called, the delegates bound to Trump on the first vote will refuse to vote or change it to someone else. They will go with a “Nuremberg” excuse. “Trump is a Nazi and I am morally obligated to resist him” The real reason will be most delegates are party insiders and laugh at the idea that they follow any rules other than those from the lobbyists. Same thing happened in France. The 2 major parties were defeated by the outsider anti-immigration party. On the run off, the two parties united into a uni – party and kept all but one seat. The only difference between them and us may be the outcome. Many Americans have been so destroyed by the government that civil war is not the unthinkable thing it should be. The establishment is too arrogant to even consider there is a huge danger of it if they keep bleeding us dry.

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  2. me4trump says:

    Our legislator or Secretary of State can change policy? I seriously doubt my contacting ANYONE about ANY political policy would cause anything but a giggle in their office. When did any write-in ever win anything, and who would care if a few thousand of us wrote in Trump?

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    • queseresere says:

      U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski(R) Alaska won as a write-in in 2010, first time any U.S. senator has won by write-in in decades. But I agree, those who can change voting policy, on both the state and party levels, don’t give a rat’s behind about our concerns, to them, this year is business as usual, just like any other year. As for a few thousand of us writing in Trump, I would like to think that that number would be more like millions, but again, I’m inclined to agree with you that a write-in candidate for president would have a infinitesimal chance at winning, but not wholly impossible. And although my eyes have been open to the underhandedness of our election processes for some time now, the true extent of the Machiavellianism became clearer during this primary season. Thus to this realization I say let us “cry havoc, and slip the dogs of war” on the GOPe and write-in “Donald Trump” if they do indeed steal the nomination from him, if not, well, we won’t have to be so dramatically inclined when we vote, we can just mundanely check the box next to Trump’s name. Smiles to all.

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      • Daddio says:

        Let’s identify and out these party officials. If they are elected to office, we need to un-elect them soon! Their names and office phone numbers should be posted online. Let them hear from the people. And these clowns wonder why they get 20% voter turn out in some elections.

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  3. aprilyn43 says:

    We the People need a “People’s Party” – the Dem’s have never represented me and the Rep’s are showing they don’t either!

    Liked by 5 people

    • Walt says:

      We the people need to remove political parties period!!!!Popular vote 1st President second Vice President. They way it was founded. all parties are corrupt and self serving.

      Liked by 2 people

  4. Eric Kennedy says:

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    • RP says:

      Love the letter…but IMO should not be sent to just another political appointee but rather every officer and enlisted man and woman in our armed services – along with the text of their oaths to this country and a call to action.

      Liked by 3 people

  5. Linda Ruth says:

    Cruz is apparently a GOP party puppet who only has to go through the actions of campaigning. His backers are doing all the footwork and promoting. Cruz doesn’t have to care or pretend he’s good, just keep lying on cue while the ventriloquist feeds the lines to him. The term “Lyin’ Ted” is to him a positive promotional gimmick, which he probably likes because he’s proud of it. Cruz is as fake a Christian as anyone can be. He seems to have no conscience; therefore relishes lying. He doesn’t seem to know that God hates lies; therefore he should speak the truth.

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  6. aprilyn43 says:

    This is why I said Trump should never have run as a Republican! The Republicans do not represent the People!
    The sadly all but defunked Tea Party did! And all you who say the Tea Party was wrong are looking at another 4-years if Hell.

    Cruz can’t win against Killery! And Kasich is a blue-rep; a bad joke!

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  7. Boudica says:

    I remember my father saying the country is controlled by nasty little men in dark smoke filled rooms….I think we found the room.

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  8. Boudica says:

    The reality is, we do not choose a President at all, we choose a party to run the country for 4 years. We essentially have NO SAY in who our President is. They have jerry rigged this every cotton picking time, it just was not as hard for them in the past. I am so flipping angry I can’t see straight. Not only because of the vote, but because of how we have been manipulated. I will NEVER trust anyone ever again….other than sundance. It’s all rigged, and they are all self servinc people who care nothing for this country or the people:(

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  9. LM says:

    Just a thought….why is the electorate so dumbed down? (Me included…why did I think the Republicans were the nice guys?)

    My mind has been boggled by the fact that Hillary had no problem thinking that she would get away with murder..and she did. Obama has betrayed our national interest and betrays American citizens at every opportunity and still has an approval rating of over 50 %. Cruz worked for both Bushes and has received funding and made deals with globalists and yet gets away with being labled anti-establishment.

    Most newspapers, tv station and radio stations, and internet news sites seem to be flooded with anti-Trump propaganda. We are awake to that,myet I believe there is more. I believe that we are being bombarded with political correctness and mind control in many other ways…even through regular tv programming and school curriculum.

    I believe that even after Donald Trump is elected one of the best ways to support him and free our country will be through continued vigilance and dedication to uncover and reveal the truth about what our government has done to us, who are truly our friends and who has sold us out, and how can ordinary Americans no matter color or creed come together to help make the country (and each other) great again.

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  10. catluver99 says:

    I think it’s a real shame when the American people have no say in who will be ‘THEIR’ leader of ‘THEIR’ country. It’s a real shame that it’s nothing but a circus show. It’s also a shame that so many millions and millions of dollars are wasted on this show every 4 years which could help in other areas instead of being thrown away.
    Some friends and I were talking politics last year and I told them that the Dem candidate would be Hillary because the elites have already decided on it. A couple laughed and I said, just wait and see. Hillary will be their pick no matter who runs as Democrat. Last year I had no idea who the elites were going to run up the flag pole for the Reps. What a corrupt system we have.
    Isn’t the government suppose to work for US? Are we not paying them? Are we not their boss? Since when do employees tell their boss what they are going to do whether they like it or not? They don’t, the bosses FIRE THEM!

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  11. Serena says:

    I had always heard that the establishment party elites picked our President and they knew who it would be. In other words they were pre selected and agreed upon years before the election cycle began.I was told so many times that my vote didn’t count or matter because the power brokers would put the one they wanted in office.I was told the Democrats were worse than the Republicans in doing this. That the Dems were much more corrupt in their stealing votes,rigging the machines,etc.. .I did see the Dems do that in 2008 when Hillary received more votes than any person who had ever ran for President and they took her votes and gave them to Obama. She was told to drop out because the Super Delegates were voting for Obama. I knew the Dems were crooked for doing that but I never in my wildest dreams knew that the Reps were twice as bad!

    I never believed any of that until this election year and Trump opened my eyes.This is unConstitutional and I know this is not what the founding fathers intended. Something needs to be done about this corrupt system because it does not respect the will of the majority of the people and takes away our voting rights and puts them into the hands of the corrupt party elites. The people’s votes are being discarded and our voices are not being heard. We all need to get a petition going demanding the voting rules and delegates need to be changed. I say do away with delegates all together and honor the will of the people by counting our votes.

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    • Daddio says:

      Destroying both parties is a good start. Destroying the click bait media is another. Voter education, along with robust civics classes mandated by the voters from K-12 should be mandatory in every school. Term limits for every elected official from dog catcher on up. Politics should be part time work. Legislatures should be prevented by law from meeting more than once a year. And the pay should be reflective of that part time status. Maybe $15/hr? 👍

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  12. chasingfactsblog says:

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/apr/16/reince-priebus-blasted-major-breach-trust-top-rnc-/

    “I consider this to be a major breach of trust,” said RNC Rules Committee Chairman Bruce Ash of Arizona.

    A copy of Mr. Ash’s email to the Rules Committee was shared with the Washington Times by a Trump supporter on the Rules Committee who asked not to be named in the story.

    The “breach of trust,” according to the Ash email, was the failure by Mr. Priebus‘ Legal Counsel’s office to notify Rules Committee members that Oregon RNC member Solomon Yue had submitted a rules change, to be considered at Thursday’s Rules Committee meeting. Mr. Yue’s proposal would change the parliamentary rules for the national convention from the arcane Rules of the US House of Representatives to the widely used Robert’s Rules of Order.

    Mr. Yue said he wants the convention to switch to Robert’s Rules to prevent the convention chairman from unilaterally reopening the nominations for president. Mr. Yue said House Rules can be interpreted to allow the chairman to do that; by contrast, Robert’s requires a majority vote of the delegates – some 70 percent of whom are expected to be either Trump or Cruz supporters and ill-incline to reopen nominations.

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  13. chasingfactsblog says:

    There are 128 members on the “national committee that elected Reince as Chairman.
    Need to find out their names and are they elected members of Congress that may need to defend their seat in this next election…just sayin’

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  14. Blackrod says:

    This is nothing but a dog and pony show, the real out come is a massive redistribution of wealth from those that want something to those that promise something. A billion dollars is being passed around for the few to share when with today’s resources the election could be virtually free due to media now available. The carbon tax boondoggle didn’t work out so I guess we will have an election boondoggle to keep the cash flowing.
    It seem laughable to me when for the last 100 years rules, regulations, and the corruption has stifled growth, invention, and the belief that all things are possible.

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  15. Centinel2012 says:

    Reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:

    Much has been made about the rigged state contests and vote processing systems that seem to go against the wishes of the voters. Further much has been made about Trump not understanding the process and being out maneuvered. Actually nothing could be further from the truth than to think that trump did not know any of this. The reality of it is he knew exactly what the process was and so he was using it at a teaching moment to the Coitizens allowing a few states that he didn’t need to go the way they did so he could use that as part of his campaign strategy to get over 1237 on the first ballot knowing that on 2nd or 3rd votes the RNC/GOPe would be in control and they would pick the winner. This is an all or nothing game its win outright on the first vote or get nothing; but either way trump wins because he either get the nomination or the republican party destroys itself but proving that they are corrupt.

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  16. Kristen says:

    I am an anti-establishment progressive (a registered independent in Pennsylvania who has switched affiliations to vote for Sanders). I agree with your article 100%…may the candidate with the most votes win, fair and square. That is not what is happening. No matter what, I and many, many, many other progressives will vote for Trump over Clinton. The establishment will not win.

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