Ron Paul: ‘US Elections Are Rigged & Voting is Used to Pacify the Public’

Ron Paul: ‘US Elections Are Rigged & Voting is Used to Pacify the Public’


“More people are discovering that the system is all rigged and voting is just pacification,” three-time presidential candidate Dr. Ron Paul said about U.S. elections in an interview with RT America.

by MintPress News Desk

Dr. Ron Paul says the American electoral system is rigged to keep “independent thinkers” from succeeding.

“I see elections as so much of a charade,” the former Texas congressman said during an April 11 appearance on RT America’s “The Fishtank.” “So much deceit goes on.”

Paul is no stranger to the twisted rules of the American presidential horse race. He ran for the highest office as a Libertarian in 1988, and in 2008 and 2012 as a Republican.

He arguably came closest to the nomination in 2012, when the GOP amended its party regulations to prevent the former Texas representative from stealing Mitt Romney’s thunder.

Rule 40(b) of “The Rules of the Republican Party” was changed so the Republican National Committee could “limit the visibility and power of libertarian-minded Texas Rep.

Ron Paul at the convention and thus present a unified front behind Mitt Romney, the presumptive nominee,” according to David Byler, an elections analyst at RealClearPolitics.

The rule requires that, in order to win the nomination, a candidate must have the support of a majority of delegates from eight states.

Although recent wins have tipped Sen. Ted Cruz past the cut off, the rule as written came close to helping Trump take the nomination. Paul warned that the GOP’s machinations to block Donald Trump are a sign of a corrupt, undemocratic system.

“I’ve worked on the assumption … for many, many decades, that whether there’s a Republican or a Democrat president, the people who want to keep the status quo seems to have their finger in the pot and can control things,” he said in the interview.

“They just get so nervous, though, if they have an independent thinker out there — whether it’s Sanders, or Trump or Ron Paul, they’re going to be very desperate to try to change things.”

Paul had nothing but scorn for Trump’s policies:

“He’s offering us nothing new, and he’s going backward in many ways.”

He suggested that the 2016 election is “a lot more entertainment than anything else” because none of the candidates “have answers” to modern political problems.

Even so, Paul interprets the success of these outsider candidates as a sign that “more people are discovering that the system is all rigged and voting is just pacification for the voters and it really doesn’t count.”

“I don’t think there’s an easy way out for the establishment or the parties,” he noted, explaining that Democrats and Republicans would both rather risk “further alienation of the people” than allow a candidate to succeed who could shake up the system.

Paul recalled his own 2012 encounter with Rule 40(b) as an important political lesson for both himself and the American people.

“I was upset about it but didn’t want to waste too much energy being angry because this is the way the system works,” he said. “It’s a rotten system.”

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9 Responses to “Ron Paul: ‘US Elections Are Rigged & Voting is Used to Pacify the Public’”

  1. Nicky says:

    I can vouch for that. I was in Iowa during most of 2007. During the polls there his events where so well attended there was not enough room to gain entry. In sharp contrast to the other candidates. Yet he never got elected. This caused me to take a look at our voting system more closely,
    I have not bothered to vote here in the UK since. Vote machine fraud is a definate. Most are using voting machines of Israeli origin also. When folk registered surprise that Cameron got elected this last time around I was not one of them.
    Anyone whom Thinks this EU vote will be any different needs a check up from the neck up. Not that it matters much anyway. We aint got long if the mounting evidence for Hercolobus is correct.

  2. Baz says:

    The decent White Man has been systematically disarmed to smooth the way to his being dispatched. By whom?

  3. Lynn says:

    The whole system is rigged. From fake news to fake money. To fake government. We are living in an illusion. Time to ignore this Tyranny. Laugh at these fake Whites. These incompetent useless entities..their covert operation has fallen around their ankles. The internet will be their worst enemy. We will beat them. Parasites don’t realise you don’t kill the host. Haha. !!!

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