I — yes, it’s a — it’s corrupt. It’s — it’s a scandal. And she didn’t answer your question at all. And she turned to embrace the good work that the Clinton Foundation has done. And she has a case there. But the mixing of speech fees, the Clinton Foundation, and actions by the State Department, which she ran, are all intertwined and it’s corrupt. You know, I mean, you can’t just say it’s unsavory. But there’s no formal investigation going on now, and there are outs that they have.
The Washington Post
October 23, 2016
Watergate’s Bob Woodward: “Clinton Foundation Is Corrupt, It’s A Scandal”
[Unfortunately the public response is, essentially, “And your point is?”
Because many in the public are not information junkies, and the only things they see are what gets through the legacy media and FaceBook filters, so they have no idea how it is different, qualitatively or quantitatively, from all the other corruption they’d heard about. Ultimately, any democratic / republican state, to function, needs the trust of the participants. That trust is gone. Reports of voting machine “irregularities” already showing up.
If such errors were randomly distributed – if they were switching things randomly from Dem to Republican as often as the other way around – then it could plausibly be chalked up to tech glitches. When it’s nearly always ONE WAY (changing R to D), it’s a systematic error, and it is safe to assume it’s enemy action.
Here in WA state it’s all vote-by-mail. I have ZERO confidence that my ballot is being counted correct by the machines tabulating the ballots. I have ZERO confidence that there are not boxes full of pre-marked ballots waiting in someone’s trunk to be produced if the tally starts going the wrong way. I have ZERO confidence that there is any way to audit the vote totals and confirm that they are a reasonable reflection of the intent of the ballots the voters filled out. I have ZERO confidence that only legally permissible voters are casting ballots. I have ZERO confidence that only legal voters ballots are counted.
So why do I vote? Just doing my part in making the margin of victory larger than the margin of fraud. If the nation ever has to resort to the fourth box of democracy, I can sleep comfortably at night knowing I did my level best to use the first three effectively, and the bastards had it coming.
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