Before you waste your time voting for a President, remember that every US president (except Van Buren) was related by blood to all the others, and to the “Royal Family” of England. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are cousins.
The US and world government is controlled by the vested interests of a “Global Financial, Military, Corporate Complex”. Elections have not influence over The Rothschilds banking system, Wall Street, The Federal Reserve, the Pentagon, Global Corporations, bureaucracy, the CIA, private military Black Ops contractors, etc., etc., etc.. Your energy is better spent on preparing your mind and spirit to endure, avoid and escape from the inevitable chaos caused by the psychopaths who control the physical universe.
The Theory of Suffrage is often conceived in terms of an egalitarian election of representatives by ALL citizens. Theoretically, Suffrage applies to initiative and referendum.
Suffrage describes not only the legal right to vote, but also the practical question of whether a question will be put to a vote. The utility of suffrage is reduced when important questions are decided unilaterally by elected or unelected representatives.
Until the nineteenth century, many Western democracies had property qualifications in their electoral laws; e.g. only landowners could vote or the voting rights were weighed according to the amount of taxes paid.
In the modern United States, as it has been throughout almost all of human history, voting to pass or prevent Legislation is bought and paid for through bribes from professional “Lobbyists” who represent private (corporate) interests. This form of government can also be known as Tyranny or Dictatorship or Oligarchy, or Privateering or Profiteering or Legalized Theft.
If you think elections in the US are crazy now, read the true story of the death of the Edgar Allan Poe, father of the modern “horror” novel:
“…it was raining in Baltimore on October 3, 1849, but that didn’t stop Joseph W. Walker, a compositor for the Baltimore Sun, from heading out to Gunner’s Hall, a public house bustling with activity. It was Election Day, and Gunner’s Hall served as a pop-up polling location for the 4th Ward polls. When Walker arrived at Gunner’s Hall, he found a man, delirious and dressed in shabby second-hand clothes, lying in the gutter. The man was semi-conscious, and unable to move, but as Walker approached the him, he discovered something unexpected: the man was Edgar Allan Poe.
On September 27—almost a week earlier—Poe had left Richmond, Virginia bound for Philadelphia to edit a collection of poems for Mrs. St. Leon Loud, a minor figure in American poetry at the time. When Walker found Poe in delirious disarray outside of the polling place, it was the first anyone had heard or seen of the poet since his departure from Richmond. Poe never made it to Philadelphia to attend to his editing business. Nor did he ever make it back to New York, where he had been living, to escort his aunt back to Richmond for his impending wedding. Poe was never to leave Baltimore, where he launched his career in the early 19th- century, again—and in the four days between Walker finding Poe outside the public house and Poe’s death on October 7, he never regained enough consciousness to explain how he had come to be found, in soiled clothes not his own, incoherent on the streets. Instead, Poe spent his final days wavering between fits of delirium, gripped by visual hallucinations.
Poe fell victim to a practice known as cooping, a method of voter fraud practiced by gangs in the 19th century where an unsuspecting victim would be kidnapped, disguised and forced to vote for a specific candidate multiple times under multiple disguised identities. Voter fraud was extremely common in Baltimore around the mid 1800s, and the polling site where Walker found the disheveled Poe was a known place that coopers brought their victims. The fact that Poe was found delirious on election day, then, is no coincidence.
Over the years, the cooping theory has come to be one of the more widely accepted explanations for Poe’s strange demeanor before his death. Before Prohibition, voters were given alcohol after voting as a sort of reward; had Poe been forced to vote multiple times in a cooping scheme, that might explain his semi-conscious, ragged state.
Around the late 1870s, Poe’s biographer J.H. Ingram received several letters that blamed Poe’s death on a cooping scheme. A letter from William Hand Browne, a member of the faculty at Johns Hopkins, explains that “the general belief here is, that Poe was seized by one of these gangs, (his death happening just at election-time; an election for sheriff took place on Oct. 4th), ‘cooped,’ stupefied with liquor, dragged out and voted, and then turned adrift to die.”
Extracted from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/still-mysterious-death-edgar-allan-poe-180952936/#twWUf4BeoOSM924V.99