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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?