Are US elections rigged?

One hates to agree with anything Trump says about anything. But as to whether US elections are rigged or not, Clinton’s Panglossian response that “everything is right” with US democracy doesn’t cut it.

–US election laws are extremely restrictive making it nearly impossible for third parties & independents to compete. Third parties have to gather tens of thousands of signatures, often cannot get ballot status, have hefty fees to even get write-in status, & are excluded from debates if they do get on the ballot.

–30 states require photo IDs to vote & 15 of them require government-issued IDs which are expensive & exclude tens of thousands of mostly poor voters.

–What else is a gerrymander (moving electoral boundaries) for except to exclude voters & control the outcome of elections?

–No one really questioned the legitimacy of the balloting process until that little matter of chads on the Florida ballots in the 2000 presidential election & the Bush vs. Gore Supreme Court decision.

–The Voting Rights Act was initially adopted in 1965 to address the systematic disenfranchisement of Black & Latino voters especially in the South.

–In 2011, the NAACP petitioned the UN over what it considered a concerted effort to disenfranchise Black & Latino voters in the 2012 presidential election.

Are US elections rigged? They are certainly not democratic. That’s why the majority of Americans eligible to vote don’t even bother to register.