After 2012 Most Americans Believe Elections are Rigged

I followed the 2012 elections pretty close and saw a substantial amount of evidence to indicate that these were perhaps the most corrupt and rigged elections in American history.

There were numerous reports of people voting for Mitt Romney but the voting machines were switching the votes to Barack Obama. In areas like Cleveland, 149 precincts reported fewer than 10 votes for Romney. The statistical probability of this happening is extremely remote.

In my own area a precinct worker not only voted for Obama, but she cast votes for up to 9 other people for Obama also. Thousands of people were registered to vote in two or more states, most of them being Democrats. And let’s not forget the votes that were cast by dead people, pets, non-citizens and illegal aliens.

The 2012 elections reminded me of the good old days in Chicago when the corrupt Democrats ran the town and rigged the voting year after year to keep themselves in office. I often wonder if it’s not a coincidence that Obama started his political career in Chicago and just expanded the city’s corrupt election history to the entire nation.

Yet, I’m not the only American that believes the 2012 elections were rigged. One of the latest Rasmussen Reports revealed that 68% of the voters believe that elections are rigged in favor of incumbents, regardless of political party.

When asked if they thought the elections were fair to voters, 48% said no. This is the highest percentage since April of 2004.

The likely voters were reminded by the Rasmussen pollsters that the Declaration of Independence says that the governments derive their authority from the consent of the governed. Then they were asked if they believed the federal government has the consent of the governed. Only 19% said they believed that the feds had our consent while 62% of likely voters said no, the federal government does not have the consent of the governed.

To go along with having or not having the consent of the governed, likely voters were asked their representatives in Congress actually listens to the voters. Only 7% said they do and an overwhelming 83% said they listen to party leaders not the voters.

For the first time in Rasmussen’s experience, the majority of likely voters said that a group of people randomly selected from the phonebook could do a better job than our current Congress. The percentage of people agreeing with this reached 52%.

In this one simple survey of likely voters, it confirms that few have any confidence in our current Congress and that members of Congress listen more to party leaders instead of the people they represent. They also believe that elections are rigged to help incumbents get re-elected.

This is why a growing number of people have stopped voting. They believe that their votes don’t matter anymore and that the elections are pre-determined regardless of how they vote. Based on this, we have to wonder what will happen in November’s election. Will so many people not vote that incumbents will get re-elected or are American voters so frustrated with Congress that they flock to the polls and vote in new blood simply to get rid of the incumbents? In less than five months we’ll have the answer.