Tag Archives: Election 2016

Relax folks, our long, national nightmare is nearly over.

Vote early. Vote often!

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Aha! I was wondering when this was going to arrive!

Take heart, friends, the madness is nearly over!
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Exercise your freedom of choice?

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How to Hack an Election in 7 Minutes

Folks, the security community has been screaming about this for 15 years now. We may ought to see ourselves running back to “dimpled chads” before things start to get even more stupid.

With Russia already meddling in 2016, a ragtag group of obsessive tech experts is warning that stealing the ultimate prize—victory on Nov. 8—would be child’s play.

Source: How to Hack an Election in 7 Minutes – POLITICO Magazine

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Poll: Most young Americans say parties don’t represent them

Attention, major political parties: the jig is up. The critical 18-30 demographic says they want better of you.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most young Americans say the Republican and Democratic parties don’t represent them, a critical data point after a year of ferocious presidential primaries that forced partisans on both sides to confront what — and whom — they stand for.

Source: Poll: Most young Americans say parties don’t represent them

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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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I wonder if my old press pass will get me any closer to the political shit storm that is this election season

I wonder if my old press pass will get me any closer to the political shit storm that is this election season.broadcastid-1999

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By November, Russian hackers could target voting machines

You know, if Russia really is responsible for the DNC leaks–with the motive of affecting the election–this could just be the beginning of widespread manipulation of US politics from a foreign power. Let’s repeal our Draconian “protections” (read: “the DMCA”) and start peer reviewing our security before it’s too late.

In the meantime, fellow Shadowrunners, grab your deck and get ready.

If Russia really is responsible, there’s no reason political interference would end with the DNC emails.

Source: By November, Russian hackers could target voting machines – The Washington Post

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The Return of Lesser Evilism

Even Rolling Stone is getting in on the action. Folks, the current duopoly is broken. It’s time they had some real competition. Vote third-party. Send a message. Then put Congress under your thumb!

With Donald Trump running for the presidency, the Democrats can be lazier than ever this election.

Source: The Return of Lesser Evilism – Rolling Stone

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“Binary Choices” Like Trump or Clinton Are So 20th Century

Don’t get caught in the “a vote for X is really just a vote for Y” rhetoric. A vote for a third-party candidate that you believe in is exactly that: a vote for a candidate you believe in. Don’t give into the hate to vote Trump. Don’t sell out and vote Hillary. Don’t “hold your nose”; keep you conscience clear.

Republican #NeverTrumpers won’t back their party’s nominee but will they support Gary Johnson?

Source: “Binary Choices” Like Trump or Clinton Are So 20th Century – Hit & Run : Reason.com

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