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Old January 6, 2020, 07:56 PM   #32
44 AMP
Join Date: March 11, 2006
Location: Upper US
Posts: 21,535
money did not vote for anyone, people did.
True. But money buys ads, and airtime and people telling lies over and over to people who don't know any different. And the people vote based on what they THINK is what the law says, or what they're told that the candidate stands for.

When you have the money to tell your version of the truth 10 20, or a hundred times more often than the other side does, people only get your version of the message, and vote accordingly.

In that way, money "buys" elections. Not by buying the actual votes but by controlling the information voters get so they vote the way you want them to.

Now, this does rely on the laziness of people, far too many only go on what they are told, and do not determine for themselves what the actual situation is.

Unfortunately, this approach works often, and all too well.

its a variant of the "Big Lie" and money lets you tell your lie more often than the other side can tell theirs. Even more effective when the other side has only the truth to tell.
All else being equal (and it almost never is) bigger bullets tend to work better.
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