United States presidential election, democracy or plutocracy?

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This video from the USA is called Corporate Money in Politics: The Role of Money in Elections, Political Campaign Finance (2012).

By Patrick Martin in the USA:

US presidential campaign begins: A travesty of democracy

11 April 2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, will formally announce her candidacy on Sunday. With a dozen candidates having announced or begun fundraising in the contest for the Republican nomination, Clinton’s official entry into the race marks the de facto beginning of the 2016 US presidential election campaign.

What will unfold over the next 19 months is a travesty of democracy. The American financial aristocracy will select the candidates of the two big-business parties, using its vast wealth and control of the media. This will culminate on November 8, 2016, when the voters will be given the “choice” between two individuals with nearly identical…

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