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Keeping perspective on influence of elections

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Politically I'm a moderate conservative, I voted for Obama for Illinois U.S. Senate despite his razor-thin resume and I've always toggled between Fox News and CNN to get both sides of an issue. Daniel Patrick Moynihan said, "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts," so let me try to connect some dots as investigators and reporters scour the countryside seeking some shred of evidence to delegitimize Trump. as many struggle to explain the breathtaking defeat of the Clinton machine.

Last November we were all faced with two very flawed candidates, one promising status quo, one promising change. In the best interest of the country, I voted for change, having decided the alternative was toxic, and either way a philanderer would be walking the halls of the White House (Bill Clinton or Trump).

Sure the Russians meddled in the election, but let's all be fair, so did the Clintons (according to DNC Chair Brazile by stiffing Bernie Sanders). So did Brazile herself by supplying Clinton with debate questions. So did MSNBC, CBS, CNN, NBC, and late-night comedians with heavily slanted anti-Trump coverage. As did Facebook by allowing Russian trolls to message those who rely on social media for information. Did the Russians advise Clinton not to campaign in Wisconsin or Michigan?

Every American should want bad actors to be prosecuted. Justice is blind, right? Notice the media is exempt from any prosecution for their collective role. So get on with your life and get over it. We lose and the Russians win only if we become a further divided country of "us and them", and let any lawbreakers on both sides be discovered and prosecuted.

"Every nation gets the government it deserves." Joseph de Maistre

John Finney

Palatine

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