Well I heard an awful lot of chatter and moaning about stolen elections in 2000.
When you build up enough of a base by giving out freebies then you have rigged the elections and your vote becomes useless. Kind of how I felt voting in South Carolina. I knew my state would go Romney so I shouldn't have really even waited in line 2 hours to vote. Just like how many in Illinois probably felt knowing that the decisions of Chicago would override their decisions. Now when the republicans want to change how the EC works the liberals pitch a fit, but not requiring ID to vote and trying to get as many illegals into the country and making them citizens to get more D voters is fair? It's been the game plan all along. Democrats could care less about blacks and they sure as hell don't care about Hispanics. Anyone who believes this is an idiot. They give you lip service until they get your vote then you are conveniently forgotten until the next election cycle.
I personally hope the independent 3rd party becomes a viable voting option in this country. Until then I have to choose who I feel is the lesser of two evils. Last election it was do you want a democrat or a socialist? Obama regular or Obama light. I chose Obama light. Then again I had no freebies promised to me to vote for Obama.
I asked if your research into the Quebecqois had provided any insight about the power of the ballot, or civil disobedience.
Kind of off topic there Doc. Have you looked at the most recent election results up in Quebec?
In response to your US election comments though, it sounds as if your just upset that the Democratic party ran a better campaign, with more electable candidates.