Are US elections “free and fair”?

The media are giving a lot of attention to Egypt’s election calling it “free and fair.” How about our elections in the US? No objective analysis could call our elections free and fair. They’re sold to the highest bidder. That’s hardly free. And fair? Egyptians had a choice of 13 candidates for President. We get effectively 2. The two main parties have things rigged so that no other party can get any traction. The media help by paying virtually no attention to anything other than Democrats and Republicans. Even to get on the ballot, another party must jump through many hoops, coming up with money and thousands of signatures. There is an elephant in our national living room and nobody is saying anything.

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