Why Election Results Should be Seasonally Adjusted

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Since its inception, America has used a simple vote count to determine the outcome of its elections, granting one vote per citizen. However, many experts believe that this method is far too simplistic and does not take into account the many adverse factors that influence peoples’ voting decisions, such as propaganda, voter suppression, misinformation and false accusations.

During this election, we saw perhaps the most shocking form of election rigging in our country’s history, as Russia hacked into the emails of top Democratic officials in an unprecedented attempt to rig the election in Trump’s favor. In collaboration with Wikileaks, Russia released thousands of stolen emails, giving the alternative media fuel to discredit the Clinton campaign, and because of these leaks, many Clinton voters may not vote, or worse, may switch to Trump.

In addition, numerous false accusations have been made against Hillary, from the discredited emails ‘scandal’ to the claim that she is suffering from a terminal illness. The investigation into Hillary’s emails has seriously harmed the Clinton campaign, despite the fact that it has already been discredited by the both the FBI and the Attorney General. And as if the initial investigation was not enough, the FBI has now been pressured by the alternative media into re-opening it, dealing another devastating blow to the Clinton campaign.

Numerous reports also indicate that conservatives are planning a mass voter suppression attempt on election day, which will involve harassing groups of Hispanics who look as if they may be undocumented, and demanding to see voter IDs, which they know minorities and women are less likely to have.

It is expected that during each election, all political parties should engage in civil discourse and refrain from using unfair tactics to damage their opposition. But sadly this year the Republicans have used every dirty trick in the book, and have managed to give Trump, an openly racist, sexist and Islamaphobic candidate, a fighting chance of winning this election. Many misinformed voters will vote for Trump next week because they believe the many lies emanating from his campaign, and yet without seasonal adjustments, these votes will be counted along with the informed votes. In the interest of fairness and accuracy, this years’ election result simply has to be adjusted to reflect the lies, deceptions and smear attempts of the Trump campaign, or we may face a disastrous shock result that we will have to live with and regret for the next four years.

jfb

A good adjustment would be:
Hillary 41,765,317 42%
Trump 40,124,438 40%
Johnson 8,308,481 8%
Stein 4,611,773 5%
Not a landslide unfortunatelly, but with 343 electors at the electoral college Hillary is the next president.
Now I’m not sure if such an adjustment is necessary since I fail to see any new revelation in the accredited media. Comey was discredited as a KGB agent, Whatever Assange, the mouthpiece of Putin, had to say seems innocuous accordin to the accredited media – I didn’t want to break the law and go on wikileaks myself -. But Hilary is surging back in the polls and we may even get results quite similar to the above ones the way it goes, funny!

MillionDollarBonus_

Let’s play it by ear. If Trump wins, then we need to demand that the results are adjusted to reflect the foul play of the Trump campaign and Russia. I think your suggested adjustment is far too modest. We need to estimate the points that Hillary has lost due to smear attempts, and add that number of points to her result. I defer to top political analysts to come up with an accurate number, but I would surmise it would be something in the order of 10-15 points.

trav777

Much is being made about how Donna Brazile slipped the debate questions to Hillary. PUTIN was slipping them to Trump!!! So Hillary had to cheat to match the skullduggery of the Trump campaign! Therefore, it’s not even cheating. As Jim Carville said, the KGB is subverting American Democracy by releasing FACTS. WTF, we shouldn’t stand for this…the American public isn’t interested in facts! Facts have nothing to do with voting or progressivism because facts CAN be and often ARE hate!

MillionDollarBonus_

Donna Brazile also said that the emails were probably modified by the Russians, and that she did not in fact receive the debate questions. She also said that they now have FINGERPRINTS proving that it was the RUSSIANS hacking the emails! We KNOW Trump is a Russian spy! He needs to be stopped NOW!

Black Lives Matter

The people have spoken. We want Obama.

It’s time to end elections.

MillionDollarBonus_

To be honest, this election has been so disorderly that the most sensible thing to do at this point would be to suspend the election and give Obama third term. On the other hand, having our first female president would be a historic moment worth celebrating.

Black Lives Matter

As a compromise, Obama should issue an executive order declaring Michelle Obama as the next President.

MillionDollarBonus_

Good idea! Everyone would be happy with this decision. Michelle Obama has demonstrated considerable leadership as first lady, with her campaign to introduce healthy foods in schools, her many public speaking events, and her embracement of celebrity culture. Americans have grown to love Michelle over the last eight years, and her wise leadership would do wonders for our national security, our economy and the environment.

trav777

and he has great muscles which would present an image of strength to our adversaries in the world

RationalInvestor

Michelle would be the best candidate because she is both black and a woman.

trav777

I agree…as the US moves away from its shameful past of laws and rules, it’s time to accept the africanization of our political system. It’s customary in Africa for dynastic rule to be the norm and for a ruler to name his successor or else for the position to pass to a family member. We should welcome this new aspect of vibrant diversity. Michael for President!!!

Jason Vetter
Jason Vetter

This is my first ever visit to this website. This is a parody website, right? I mean you guys can’t possibly be serious, right?

Puyloubier (@Puyloubier1)

I wondered the exact same thing myself because some of the views are expressed in quite a strident manner; Ultimately, even if I may take exception to how they are expressed, they are at least the correct opinions.

MillionDollarBonus_

You think wanting free and fair elections is parody? What kind of sick individual are you?

trav777

you can’t possibly believe that wanting to use “hedonic adjustments” to a vote count to compensate for the legion of negative facts coming out about one candidate would be parody, can you? I mean what is next?!?!?

Howitzer J. Cannon
Howitzer J. Cannon

These comments are very troubling, if people actually think this way, it’s time to clean house. The FBI has this task covered. You cannot use the office of secretary of state to transact financial shakedowns of foreign countries which in turn destroys American jobs via the pay-to-play system.

Puyloubier (@Puyloubier1)

The democratic will of the people must be respected and all votes counted fairly. Unfortunately, people can no longer be trusted to count in a fair manner. It’s therefore reassuring that Nobel Peace Prize nominee George Soros’s machines do the counting on our behalf and ensure that the nation gets the president it deserves.

jfb

Agreed. George Soros should also get the Nobel Prize of agronomy and the Nobel Prize of precision mechanics. That will teach a lesson to those right wingers

MillionDollarBonus_

This accredited blogger agrees with us that George Soros deserves the Nobel Peace Prize:

https://justphilanthropy.org/2012/11/16/george-soros-and-the-nobel-peace-prize/

Puyloubier (@Puyloubier1)

What’s truly galling is seeing the amount of money that is wasted on cynical electioneering by certain billionaires with endlessly deep pockets. There is an unseen cost to this electioneering, which is the plethora of racist, homophobic and sexist lies that come out of the Trump trap, lowering the great esteem the world used to have for our nation.

Perhaps the time has come simplify the transition process and learn from progressive nations such as the Ukraine, which rose as one to change their leader over night with minimal fuss and certainly no outside pressure. Sometimes, a nation’s collective will does not need to actually be measured through voting; rather, it is expressed spontaneously.

If we could follow Ukraine’s inspirational example, just imagine the money that could be saved and spent on nobler things like women’s basic health choices.

MillionDollarBonus_

The sad thing about elections is that people generally don’t know what’s good for them. If people had any sense, there would be no Republican party full of racists and xenophobes. The fact that we have a republican party indicates that a large segment of the population is simply not fit to vote.

Puyloubier (@Puyloubier1)

Ultimately, people are free to have their own opinions but they need to be the right ones for the sake of democracy.

MillionDollarBonus_

That’s why I like the idea of seasonal adjustment. The people get a say, but the overall vote is adjusted for accuracy.

trav777

It’s not a seasonal adjustment…that would be for example to enhance the black vote because it’s being suppressed by racism.

In fact, you know this is why they vote in November, right? It’s to make it so cold that black lives won’t vote. They are not equipped for the cold November temperatures because of slavery and so rather than freeze waiting in line, they are forced to sleep all day long.

So, increasing the black voter turnout by an adjustment would be a seasonal adjustment.

What you mean is a “hedonic” adjustment. This is where a statistician will change the actual choice of someone because they really wanted to choose something else. It’s like how the Fed adjusts inflation metrics…as people are priced out of sirloin and go to ground beef, this does not represent a price increase because they are CHOOSING to spend the same amount of money on a different product. And when the prices of ground beef go higher and they CHOOSE not to eat meat, there is no inflation. It’s a hedonic adjustment. They’re choosing a different quality product. Likewise, when people choose starvation because they cannot afford food, there is still no inflation as a hedonic adjustment in the basket of choices people make will show that. And it’s the Fed; these are TOP economists with prestigious degrees.

So, people WANTED to choose Hillary by at least 50 points, so the vote counters should hedonically adjust her totals to reflect that. They’re only being steered to Trump by the litany of scandals exposing corruption and wanton criminality in an uninterrupted manner spanning more than a decade. But because voters didn’t want these facts and these facts came from the Russians, and they are also “volatile” like oil prices, their impact should be adjusted out. This clearly makes a ton of sense.

MillionDollarBonus_

Yes, you’re right it’s more like that. But it’s seasonal in the sense that this was an unusual political climate, with a never before seen amount of propaganda directed at the Democrats. Normally this is rightfully directed at Republicans for their racism, sexism and bigotry, so the result should be adjusted to reflect what it would have been if the negativity had been solely directed at Republicans like it usually is.

trav777

In Ukraine, do you mean the Russian-leaning president who was elected by mass popular will or the coup that was sponsored by the western powers to liberate Ukraine from the evil clutches of Putin?

Popular will is only really popular if progressives like it…

Assad was elected with 85% of the popular vote, surely we are not going to start calling a popular vote “democratic” when it gives us an outcome like this, are we??!?! Democracy DEMANDS that we replace Assad by force!

richandrenee

It seems silly to have built all those FEMA camps and not use them. If the hard core of the alt right were quickly detained the world would be safe for democracy.

RationalInvestor

Those camps will soon be put to good use. Ms. Clinton will fill those camps up with bad people. Soon, very soon, the World will be one big Safe Space!

dc
dc

Are all these posts missing the “/sarc” tag, or have you all collectively lost for effing mind?

richandrenee

Why would we use sarcasm – unlike the crazy Trumpers we speak coherently – there’s too much at stake to be sarcastic.

jfb

If you want sarcasm go to zerohedge, a good political satire of the right wing most extremist views. Most people who post on their comment section are educated liberals who poke fun of their ridiculous articles but some of them are so stupid that they take it at their face value and even try to convince us. When you see such right wing lunatics who babble their nonsenses you feel like a liberal intellectual giant who would be quashing an ant.

BillionDollarBonus
BillionDollarBonus

I like the ideas presented here because they really promote freedom and democracy. Let those in power decide how to adjust the vote. I agree that a significant portion of people do not have the aptitude to make the right choice so we need something in place to correct for this.

We could come up with a system where we select a group of people that will actually choose the president. We can call them pres-ectorates.

Alternatively we should have some sort of testing requirement to determine if a vote is counted. Maybe look at IQ, education, mental stability, etc.

Puyloubier (@Puyloubier1)

IQ as a measure is deeply flawed because not everyone is born with the same intelligence so it would be unfair. Also, many intelligent people end up in jail due to their evil acts. I have a fairer solution.

Ultimately, a nation’s well-being is determined by its wealth and so I think wealth-creaters deserve more input. When you look around you at who is creating the jobs and paying the most in taxes, it’s really the banks and other financial institutions who are bearing most of the burden. Many of their representatives (Goldman Sachs come to mind) show their leadership and honest citizenship by getting involved in government jobs which don’t pay much compared to the bonuses they could earn.

So, one dollar one vote so that the election is influenced by those who made the right choices in life?

MillionDollarBonus_

I agree that experts outside of government need to have more say in the political process. Respected financiers and business titans often advise politicians on policy, but they should also be able to select politicians and directly enact legislation.

MillionDollarBonus_

IQ tests are racist and sexist, because people of color and women consistently score lower on them. I think we should let people vote, but a comittee of distinguished political analysts should apply discretionary adjustments to the results, to normalize the outcome.

trav777

Glad you were here, I was about to reply to that Neanderthal. How can ANYONE even bring up ANYthing that shows a quantitative difference between whites and blacks?!?! It’s CURRENT YEAR…we are ALL exactly the same in every single way except skin color, which is a social construct invented by white people to promote white supremacy and white privilege. The only differences between whites and blacks, which are the only two races, are negatives that can be applied to white people. Anything else showing a difference between whites and black is scientific racism which has been long-debunked by social justice scholars and race theorists using stern assertions!

IQ doesn’t measure anything or even matter except when it is keeping a person of color with a low one out of the electric chair!

What the fuck is wrong with people that they cannot keep up with progressive and critical race theory?!?!? It is CURRENT YEAR dammit!

richandrenee

IQ test are racist. They only measure stuff that white people are good at. The tests should all be put in a big bonfire and burnt along with all the crypto-fascist authors like Ludwig Mises and Enid Blyton. Enough is enough.

TrillionDollarBonus
TrillionDollarBonus

I like! Also gIve each vote a weight. White folks votes only count for 1 but black and brown folks count for 2.

MillionDollarBonus_

This would be included in the adjustment. Historically oppressed peoples were denied the vote in the past, and now we need to compensate by increasing the weight of their vote.

richandrenee

Just like Hillary you have a real natural sense of justice MDB. I must admit that I used to agree with some of the foolish and quite simply bigoted things they say over on Zero Hedge – but thanks to your thoughtful and balanced comments I have learnt to see the world from a more enlightened perspective.

I’ve been back-reading your articles here on the Accredited Times. Wow – I feel silly about how selfish and uninformed I really was. As hard as it is to admit when you’re wrong you have to when faced with such clear logical argument. Thanks for all you do.

Takingitlimeatrans
Takingitlimeatrans

I love Soros! I hate all the ugly lies told about him on wikileaks.

richandrenee

KGB spy craft – how can one kindly old gentleman compete on the information front with the evil Putin machine. Totally unfair.

richandrenee

A good way to balance things would be to have panel of the best and brightest – something like: Paul Krugman, Janet Yellen, Larry Summers, Samantha Powers, Jen Psaki, and a few others. If the racists alt right brainwashes the uneducated and vulnerable lower socio-economic whites to vote against their own interest, then the panel of wise luminaries can use their 51% vote to save the democratic process. This will ensure the the most qualified candidate in the history of the world will take her rightful place. She’s my President already.

BrownnProud
BrownnProud

You think Paul Krugman is one of the best and brightest! Ha ha ha ha ha. I bet you can be convinced to eat a shit sandwich and ask for more….wait you already did and thought it tasted great.

Keep it up sheeple. You are doing great.

richandrenee

Well you’ve lost this already as you’ve resorted to insults – which I’ll deal with first. There is no way that I have eaten a “shit sandwich” as I am in a civil union with a famous gluten free vegan chef. Tonight for dinner I had a garbanzo bean fritter topped with crispy zucchini flowers followed by a delicious persongo (I will not use patriarchal gender specific words) raw slice. Hardly a “shit sandwich”.

As for the brilliant Paul Krugman he has won a Noble Prize in Economics – so yes he is the best and brightest. The Nobel Foundation has proved itself again and again – they awarded President Obama the Peace Prize as soon as it became clear what a great man of peace he is – without waiting. A very brave and prophetic call.

WatchingitGoDown
WatchingitGoDown

Who would decide the panel? How couldnit ever be fair? Im sure Hitler likes some of the ideas vomited out here.

Good thing you are at least entertaining…sort of…in a sad way.

Puyloubier (@Puyloubier1)

I’m going to ignore your ‘Hitler’ jibe for now as passions are clearly high. At least you had the good sense to attack a dead white male in your rhetoric.

The idea is not to entertain but rather inform and steer the people’s free choices so that they make the right decisions for the country.

I do agree with you that the panel selection might appear arbitrary unless it was chosen in a fair and democratic way. Fortunately, we have a nobel peace prize-winning president who was elected in a fair and democratic way so perhaps the choice of the panel should be down to him and the First Lady?

richandrenee

With all the hate speech that’s been flying around lately it’s nice to hear some common sense. Thanks Puyloubier.

Puyloubier (@Puyloubier1)

You’re welcome. In my experience, hate speech is prevalent in people who eat meat, especially white middle-class people, and often manifests itself in voting Republican.

richandrenee

You are so correct about the connection between diet and hate speech. It really shows that the government needs to enact regulation on what foods people can eat – or at the very least put a punitive tax on meat. Having shown such great initiative with food in schools the First Lady would be perfect to head a select committee to investigate what can be done about this. Although she is really destined for much greater things.

Puyloubier (@Puyloubier1)

It won’t be easy; meat is at least as addictive as crack cocaine and people won’t easily accept what the government knows is best for them without a fight.

Why not adapt some of those unused FEMA camps to carnivore rehabilitation centres so that the meat junkies can be cured for the good of our progressive society?

caotama
caotama

I read an article on silverdoctors today, regarding more meddling by those bloody Trump-fanboy Russians. Traitor Podesta wrote about Hillary, in an e-mail emanating from the Lubyanka, claiming she smells of “boiled cabbage, urine and farts”. These evil Slavs will stop at nothing to steal our election. The day for seasonally adjusted elections has come.

richandrenee

There is no place for racist micro aggression – yes Putin is evil but the Slavic peoples are not (think Pussy Riot). As far as spreading KGB/Trump lies about Hillary’s alleged odor – I would be very careful if I was you as there will be full justice following the Clinton landslide and even the the well meaning but careless will be held to full account.

I suggest that you hold a spirit cook and repent before it’s too late.

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