The “wisdom of the crowd” is disgracefully downgraded when the candidate with the most votes fails to win and govern by the will of the people.
The Internet has been shown to play a decisive role in the process, illuminating too few and misleading a great many more voters across the digital divide. With out-of-control advertising and distorted messaging and notifications, targeted voters have become the unwitting victims of a hostile takeover of objective reporting.
Silicon Valley left the door yawning, Twitter has enabled the American president to weaponize information, bully other branches of government, coarsen our political discourse, and antagonize friends and adversaries. Close the account, Jack. It is a violation of Twitter’s TOS.
America is also suffering from a deficit in civics education. How many of us realize that America’s antiquated Electoral College was created as an artifice which granted the South the right to count slaves as 3/5th of a vote, while failing to count a single vote among African-Americans who were illegally held here or women? Is this corrupt methodology how we should elect our leaders?
Recounting the Votes on Seahawk Strategy & Coaching
Local radio station 710 ESPN Seattle sponsored four referendums:
Prop 1.) the future of field goal kicker Blair Walsh (who missed 3-out-of 3 field goals against the Washington Redskins.) One out of three is awful, two may even be forgivable, but three is not.; Prop 2.) the Seahawk’s revolving door of running backs; It is the offensive line that prevents a lumbering Eddie Lacey from gaining more than three yards per carry? Prop 3.) the nature of play calling (run vs. pass) Controversial offensive coordinator, Darrell Bevel, seems bent on keeping the Hawks out of their natural rhythm; and Prop 4.) ultimately, who is responsible for the team’s struggles? The results, as posted on Twitter, appear below.