For many years the nation has been building up to this election. The arrogance of Washington politicians have brought both candidates to the ballot. Trump as a protest vote and Clinton as a validation vote. If Trump wins, most people understand it as a stop command. If Clinton wins, it will be understood as a concession to The System.
But, that doesn't mean that it will solve anything. Far from it. It is like a Supreme Court decision with a 5-4 split. The decision does not validate the position of the five anymore than it invalidates the position of the four. It merely establishes a dividing line and those on the losing side wait until another justice can be installed so that the position of the four can be revisited and overturn the decision in their favor.
Whatever the outcome of this election it will represent a 5-4 decision of the people and more than any other election it will simply galvanize the opposition. Antagonizing the issue is the fact of voter fraud, a long-standing thorn in the side of conservatives who have known it was going on for a long time, but had no concrete evidence. Thanks to Wikileaks and O'keefe, they now have that concrete evidence. They have admission of the fact by the very actors themselves. It is equal to a confession in court. Added to this is the spotlight on state registrations and proof of ballot-stuffing, cross-county double votes and outdated registrations that Democrats have long fought to maintain, despite pleas to rectify the records from individual Secretaries of State needing the cooperation of other states. When one political party resists validation of voter registration rolls, it must be benefitting from the errors.
The press is making a big deal of Trump refusing to accept the outcome of the vote, but Hillary is standing at the ready with lawyers and accusations of vote-tampering by the Russians. This election might very well be the one that tips over the applecart.
It is not irrational or hysterical to understand that if Trump loses, there is a case to be made for an illegitimate election. This is what our elected politicians have led us to, we did not come to this understanding on our own. While the Democrats have been involved in vote-rigging for decades (by the admission of a Democrat operative) it is the Republican Party that has not vigorously demanded the verification of the voting process. It is the Democrat Party that has been instrumental in shipping in millions of illegal immigrants largely with the idea of getting them to the ballot box. Legality has long since lost its appeal to politicians in general and Democrats in specific. But, Republicans are not innocent either, they are hoping to syphon off some of those illegal votes for their own purposes.
So, if this is how we conduct elections in the United States of America, through abuse of the election system, shipping in votes from another country, how are we different from any other banana republic? We aren't and if we aren't, it is time for a rectification of the System. It is corrupt and we, the people, are the only ones responsible for setting it right. We are not obligated to ratify a corrupt election with our acceptance.
But, We, the people, are not the same people. A good 45% of the American public is completely supportive of the corruption. They encourage it and participate in it. They benefit from it. That is a lot of support, so the corruption has little chance of being vanquished by a mere vote. It is an ideological rift, it is a societal rift unaffected by a tilt of a few hundred thousand one way or another. This election is pushing the concept of solving political issues with votes to the side. That, is a very dangerous fact. But, one can only corrupt a vote so far before it becomes irrelevant, before it is discarded in favor of direct action.
Now, I would prefer that this country was not at this particular crossroads between legitimacy and illegitimacy, but it is. There is no denying that at this point. There is no question that foreign governments have had a large influence on this election through donating millions via crooked foundations or encouraging the migration of millions of illegals. There is no denying that votes have been cast illegally. There is no question that violations of law have taken place. We are not talking about casual violations of laws, we are talking about conspiracies to overturn the legitimate authority of the people. Once a government becomes complicit in that the mask has slipped far enough to reveal the evil beneath.
We do not have a nation with all of these violations, we have simple victors and the vanquished and civil wars are started on less than that. And, sometimes the roles are reversed as a result.