The Political Process Isn’t Rigged — It Has Much Bigger Problems

The problems in our electoral system are far more nuanced, and took far longer to screw up, than we tend to give credit for. It’s a problem over 200 years in the making, and it won’t get fixed in one election cycle. You and I are tasked with setting the repairs in motion, though.

All right, I need to vent. For months, I’ve watched Donald Trump decry as “rigged” everything from the Democratic primaries, the Republican primary rules (that’s right, the same rules that helped him win the nomination) and the fall debate schedule. And I’ve winced as many Bernie Sanders supporters have accused the Democratic National Committee of “rigging” the primaries and thrown around wild, roundly debunked conspiracy theories about deleted votes.

Source: The Political Process Isn’t Rigged — It Has Much Bigger Problems | FiveThirtyEight

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