The focus is bipartisan. The link is to The New Yorker article on this by Amy Davidson. And the message is: A pox on both your houses. That is, both the Democrats and the Republicans.
Sure, it has been put in play by the Green Party's Jill Stein. But Hillary Clinton is participating. And Donald Trump has become distracted by it, taking his attention away from the transition and onto Twitter rages.
Among the results is that democracy in general and the voting system in particular look bad. This is at a time when the world is equally bemused and frightened by U.S. politics. Should the president-elect continue to support Twitter Storm he could wind up starting off on the wrong foot.
Meanwhile, conspiracy theories grow. Did the Russian hack into the e-voting systems? Did the Democrats and/or the Republicans mess around with the voting and/or the voters? Has there been a hex cast on democracy?
SNL and other comic venues have lots of new material to depict leaders in America as cartoon characters. All sound and fury signifying nothing noble about democracy.
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