From the conventions to the day after the election vote was a whirlwind of accusations and counter acquisitions.
The candidates weathered the storm with the big and little news people doing all their work for them.
The scorecard was being used every which way you can imagine.
We found polling data that was correct, incorrect or outright wrong.
The regular voting blocs were content that everything was either going their way on one side and the other was fighting with themselves to control their party.
In among all of this was a small ground swell of voters getting ready to step up and make a change.
A change the political elite was not ready to see or hear.
Now in a real election, you would not get the results till the county or township election boards certified the results in their bailiwicks to be truthful and not tampered with. Those results would then be sent to the State elections board for review and certified. Once these results were made public then a new leader would be notified. This usually takes at least a week.
Now days, the major News Networks take it among themselves to do an ‘Informal’ head count and then start touting the new or re-elected leader of the free world. For those that watched the coverage on election night they saw the Talking Heads of the news networks where all happy at the start of their coverage and by the end of the night, they were at a loss of words as to what was happening.
Earlier I mentioned a ground swell of voters. They stepped up and made a decision to VOTE. I would have like to said a tidal wave but that would be every legal United States of America citizen voting.
Late on election night, when the numbers started to signal a change the country held its breath. It was like watching a football game in the final seconds and with forth and ninety-nine, a quarterback sneak running for the touchdown. Both sides cheered the last chance win but then the losing side realized they had lost. They sat in stunned silence for a long time then they felt they got cheated. They took to the streets to express their anger and in some cases caused riots. While the rest of America turned returning to their lives. But the elites and the News Networks want that dissent to further their goals.
Before the election you had one side saying the other side was rigging the voting and the major news networks and the White House was saying that it couldn’t happen and would never happen. Now that they lost, they are now coming forward saying it was rigged by someone or by other countries.
For a Presidential election there is one more step. The Electoral College. This step in the Presidential election is the final step our founding fathers placed before us to ensure that select few states would maintain control of the government for their own benefit.
We close out the 2016 Election Year with many things still going on. What will the next year bring is still open to debate.