An Opinion Piece by Wesley LeBlanc
The election isn’t rigged.
An election has never been rigged and an election never will be rigged.
To believe such a thing goes against the very backbone on which our voting system confidently relies and that backbone isn’t just composed of beliefs.
Yet you hear that all the time: “Our system is based on the faith in a just and fair process.”
This is true but the actual presidential voting process is also based on a very complex series of processes and safeguards.
Faith comes into play in that as citizens, we have faith that the gears turning in the machine are properly oiled up.
These gears though, gears that must be constantly greased, are what allow our voting machine to work time and time again.
I could explain the entire process but that would get boring.
Instead, I’ll let you read what the National Review said about these gears: “The electoral process, from bottom to top, is managed by citizens and governed by a dense body of election law. Vote-counting is heavily scrutinized by party officials and independent monitors, and irregularities are subject to legal challenge. The voting equipment used is tested prior to Election Day and carefully monitored before, during, and after.”
While Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for President, might not believe this, it is fact.
If Trump truly believes this election is rigged, he owes Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for President, some serious credit.
By believing Clinton has rigged the election with cooperation from the media, Trump must think she’s one of the most powerful women on the globe.
Trump, do you really believe that Clinton, or any person for that matter, has the power to completely turn every aspect of American politics on its head and absolutely degrade everything the country has stood for 240 years?
If Clinton was able to mastermind this operation, do you really think she’d even bother dealing with you?
Clinton and her team could barely take down Bernie Sanders this past year yet Trump believes this same team is rigging a presidential election.
If Clinton was able to have this election rigged in her favor, we have bigger things to worry about than who the next President is.
Here’s what is really going on and it’s going to be tough for Trump to ever understand this.
I’ll make it short and sweet.
The reason a large portion of the media is against Trump is because they don’t like Trump.
Now, with that answer comes another problem. Why do the media dislike anyone at all? Shouldn’t the media be unbiased in their coverage of this election?
Yes. Yes. Yes.
It is with lowered shoulders and a deep sadness that I must tell of a venomous truth that has been running through America’s veins for decades.
The media is rife with bias.
A long time ago, the media simply told the facts and kept their opinions out of it.
As time has passed, the opinions of the media became newsworthy themselves and now it is essential that Americans know that CNN will tell them their Democratic beliefs are correct and that FOX will do the same for Republicans.
Some of the media is maintaining its authenticity and ethics by keeping bias out of their publications but for the most part, bias is now a part of the system.
So, the media is biased and that is why a lot of the media is anti-Trump? Yes.
Does this mean the media is a part of the “rigged election”? No.
It means the media has an opinion and the only reason Trump is including them in his “rigged election” theory is because it is an opinion he doesn’t like to hear.
So, what have we learned today?
Trump thinks the election is rigged and that Clinton is the perpetrator.
Where you stand in debunking or believing this theory is up to you but I hope the answer is a lot more clear after reading this.