Wednesday 26 October 2016

John Green: Will the U.S. Presidential Election Be Rigged?

Donald Trump keeps saying it. Does repeating make it true?

Published on Oct 11, 2016 by vlogbrothers
YouTube: Will the U.S. Presidential Election Be Rigged?
In which John discusses the rigging of U.S. Presidential elections, a bit of recent electoral history, the electoral college, and considers the fundamental soundness of the political institutions of the United States.

Still don't believe it? Well, how about reading all of John Green's sources? Don't blindly repeat what Donald says. Find out for yourself.

CGP Grey's video on the electoral college:

The 2004 U.S. Presidential election between George W. Bush and John Kerry was not stolen by Bush in Ohio. Here is Farhad Manjoo's complete analysis of the vote rigging claims:

More about how the U.S. House of Representatives has occasionally selected the President:

George Soros does not have (and has never had) any investment in the voting machine company Smartmatic, and also Smartmatic machines will not be used in the 2016 election:

The study purporting to show that a high percentage of non-citizen U.S. residents vote has been thoroughly debunked by peer-reviewed research:

Election law expert Chris Ashby explains the many reasons why the U.S. Presidential vote will not be rigged, why voting machines cannot be secretly adjusted, and why the highly decentralized U.S. election system makes widespread fraud extremely unlikely:

Five Reasons Not to Worry about a Rigged Election:

Republican and Democrat elected officials agree that our system of elections is "more secure than it’s ever been in our nation’s history."

A comprehensive investigation of voter impersonation in American elections found 31 incidents out of a billion votes cast:

Absentee voter fraud is somewhat more common than in-person voter fraud, but still very rare:

Voting law experts agree that official election fraud is becoming " increasingly rare" in the United States, NOT more common. heroically tackles each of Donald Trump's assertions about voter fraud in turn:

Final Word
Sorry, Donald. Alex Jones may believe you, I don't. You're making this up. But more importantly, as Green says, you're undermining the trust in the democratic system. And you look like a sore loser.


Wikipedia: John Green (author)
John Michael Green (born August 24, 1977) is an American writer of young adult fiction and a YouTube vlogger and educator. He won the 2006 Printz Award for his debut novel, Looking for Alaska, and reached number one on a New York Times Best Seller list with The Fault in Our Stars in January 2012.

Wikipedia: VlogBrothers
VlogBrothers is a video blog style channel on YouTube. The Internet-based show is created and hosted by brothers, John Green and Hank Green. The first incarnation of the brothers' online broadcasting was the "Brotherhood 2.0" project, preceding the establishment of the pair's regular vlogging activity through the VlogBrothers channel.

Wikipedia: Hank Green
William Henry "Hank" Green ll (born 5 May 1980) is an American entrepreneur, musician, and vlogger. He is best known for his YouTube channel Vlogbrothers where he regularly uploads videos along with his brother, John Green. He is also the creator of the online environmental technology blog EcoGeek, and the developer of Subbable. He is involved with several other channels on YouTube, including Crash Course, SciShow, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries,The Brain Scoop, and Sexplanations.

YouTube channel: vlogbrothers

Twitter: John Green @johngreen
I write books, including Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars. (Books are like tweets, except longer.) I also make videos with my brother.

web site: John Green Books

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