Of course the election is rigged, as Trump complains (and probably will again tonight at the final “debate”) and Obama and Hillary and Bernie complained long before him, all of which is conveniently forgotten now. But more than that the whole system is rigged. We are not only a Banana Republic now, where the dominant news media is in bed with the regime and its chosen successors, we have a federal-level Tammany Hall.
As for the Hall’s infamous Boss Tweed, his successors now come and go under different names but all with the same aim, to make as much money off the lobby as they can, while doing its bidding, and ignore larger, public problems until they become so awful or at least so prominent that the Hall is forced to recognize their existence.
To wit: The bombing and arson of Trump campaign offices in North Carolina and Ohio. Followed by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas’s uncovering of Democrat moves to disrupt Trump’s political rallies. “…deliberate, willful effort to foment violence, to break up a presidential campaign, [and] to intimidate voters,” in the words of Newt Gingrich. Meanwhile, the FBI is not moving to investigate. Nor the ATF. Most of the Republican Party is keeping mum.
But of course. When a candidate like Trump threatens the Ruling Class (mostly politicians and media types) anyone who backs him must expect trouble. And to be left to hang out to dry. Here in our part of Lefty land I have yet to see even one Trump yard sign. Not because people here won’t be voting for him, though probably not in sufficient numbers for him to carry the city of Austin (assuming the vote counting is clean, a big if), but because they don’t want their property trashed by the usual gangs of Liberal Fascists.
UPDATE: Local supporters aversion to risking anti-Trump attacks makes sense.