It is difficult to describe a situation in which four-in-ten people view the electoral process as fraudulent in any other way:
A common assertion among dissidents is that we’re not voting our way out of this. That dissident perspective is one of the things that make a dissident just that, a dissident. Most people do think there is an electoral solution for the country as it is currently constituted.
But it’s contingent upon their guy getting into office. Consider the net optimism of Americans at the end of October, before the 2020 election had taken place, and then compare it to the net optimism of Americans less than a month later when it looks like a changing of the guard will occur on Pennsylvania Avenue:
Everything is political now, including people’s very outlook on life itself. What a tragic thing that the votes of a few thousand people in Wisconsin or Pennsylvania determine which 160 million people get to feel like they’re ruling over the other 160 million people for the next four years. There must be a better way.