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Old October 18, 2012, 12:36 PM
F6_Turbo F6_Turbo is offline
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People talk about the democratic process and corruption in 3rd world countries...

Some things to note with regards to the US election

-States passing laws, repressive laws(that supposedly are about fighting voter fraud) but in reality are about making voting difficult for minorities - ID Laws.
-Redistricting - this is one of the most damaging and corrupt electoral methods. Redrawing boundaries to change the will of the electorate.
-unnamed donors(SuperPacs) spending hundreds of millions of dollars to curry favor with and push for their candidates. Candidates who are then of course beholden to those select few individuals and corporations.

These are practices in a democracy that is hundreds and hundreds years old...so why is it that we are so impatient with one that is still a way from hitting 30?
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