Jim

I certainly had you pegged in a wrong way. I thought you were an avid Trump supporter tprying to overturn the election. This article suggests that you are more aligned as a non-partisan, more interested in elections being fairly conducted.

I too wondered about the "easy" victory of McConnell, as pollsters were predicting a much closer race in Kentucky. Your story suggests the back room Republicans might altering the results there and being able to keep things secret.

I have long thought the Democrats and Republicans have had a tacit agreement between them. Each gets to govern 50% of the time--and both have set up the rules not to allow any credible third-party movements. The gerrymandered districts--which the left like to point as a right conspricacy--are also beneficial to the Demecrats in that many D seats are safe from being overturned. So the obvious gerrymandering is overlooked.

This puts the "real election" into the hands of the D or R primaries, where a small percentage of citizens actually elect the person to sit in the coronation chair.

This tacit agreement might even extend to fraud: "We know you are cheating in this district, but we'll keep quiet if you keep quiet about the cheating we do in our district." I don't know, but I would not be surprised.

I think if you can keep your arc as both parties playing this game, the better chance of getting noticed with your cause.

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Last night I listened to CNN, which was more than happy to point out that Trump did not approve of the relief package. CNN forgot to mention that Trump wanted a $2000 amount, much better than the $600 Congress agreed to. Instead CNN laid all the blame on TRump, totally bypassing that fact that $600 won't go very far in poor households.

This is a different form of corruption that needs to be fixed.

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I don't know if you have noticed my byline. I spent six years in Canadian politics--only to understand how dysfunctional this western democracy really is. Somehow, I invented a new system of governance--and have been promoting it for 24 years.

No political parties, no noisy election campaigns. Elected representatives have no allegiance to a party, ideology, or their donors. They just bring their knowledge, experience, and wisdom to the consulative decision-making process.

http://www.tiereddemocraticgovernance.org/tdg.php

Regardless of your thoughts on the TDG, I hope you find some traction for getting rid of all voting machines in the USA. This article speaks to the problem being much deeper than I thought.

Dave Volek is the inventor of “Tiered Democratic Governance”. Let’s get rid of all political parties! Visit http://www.tiereddemocraticgovernance.org/tdg.php

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