According to vice president Joe Biden, if you question the election system you’re a threat to the democratic process.
Refusing the accept the result in November, as Donald Trump has said he will do if he loses, is something akin to treason, or almost, according to Joe.
“Ladies and gentlemen, the things that Donald Trump is saying and doing are genuinely a threat to the democratic process, which is based on trust,” Biden said during a Clinton campaign stop in New Hampshire.
“No democratic process can be sustained without a sense of trust,” Biden said. “He’s questioning not the legitimacy of our elections—the legitimacy of our democracy.”
“If you question, if you assert that a democratic election is fixed, you are attacking the very essence of the notion whether we have a democratic system,” he said.
Politico on Thursday:
Since sliding in the polls in recent weeks, Trump has been propagating the unsubstantiated theory that the November election will be rigged against him, claiming without evidence that the news media, global forces and Hillary Clinton’s campaign are conspiring against him. When asked directly by debate moderator Chris Wallace on Wednesday if he will accept the election’s outcome, Trump declined, instead offering: “I’ll keep you in suspense.”
That statement shocked observers, putting his supporters on the defensive and emboldening his critics, who say the Republican nominee’s rhetoric undermines a basic tenet of American democracy. Clinton, the Democratic nominee, called the remark “horrifying” in her response on the debate stage.
But what’s really horrifying for Joe, Hillary, and the political elite is the fact millions of Americans have finally discovered—thanks in part to Donald Trump—elections are rigged by the oligarchy, more accurately described as a plutocracy comprised of bankers and corporatists.
Mussolini called it fascism.
This is not a conspiracy theory as Politico seems to think. Even establishment academics at Cambridge have reached the obvious conclusion “economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence.”