After much thought, I decided to ask this question to get an idea of what people think but also so that I can put my mind to rest...if that makes any sense. Maybe I am just getting paranoid with old age...but maybe not. This year has been an eye-opener for me with the Benghazi thing, strange deaths, the illegal Email Server and on and on and on... but truthfully, until recently, I refused to let myself believe that our elections were rigged but since this Democratic Election where Bernie was brush aside no matter what the votes said - well - I am having second thoughts. Most will say I am naïve and that is true as I have lived my entire adult life outside the country, 38 years to be exact, even though I am a citizen. The first time I was told they were rigged were by some young 20-22 years old soldiers out of New York who said they weren't voting because it was all ready decided. I preceded to chew them out about their duty as citizens and blah, blah, blah...and I am now sure they saw me as a naïve old man. We were in a third-world country and they (National Guard unit) came just to work on a communication tower for just two weeks, nice guys. For some reason this has always stayed with me and I remember it clearly. I think even though I talked a good game I must have had, even then, doubt. I have seen this in third-world countries and one learns to expect it but here? Even there they go through the process of having the people vote giving them the impression that they have a voice and are in control of their future, placating the masses. But, the idea of rigged elections are so absurd for the leader of the free world, the first of the first-world countries that it is a bit much to believe...at first. But, is it really possible? I mean, if so, then everything is a lie, a facade, a charade...and in all honesty, then there is no hope for change, at least peacefully via democratic means... So, I am trying to come to grips with this but, again, maybe I am just paranoid. But, am I? What is your opinion? Are elections rigged in the USA?