Well, Trump was a sort of flash in the pan on the subject of voter fraud.
The fact is we have systemic voting fraud building across decades with only intermittent reform.
I see the Brookings Institution, whom I "imagine" is near and dear to our Red's heart, delving into the issue to support the preponderance of American voting practices.
In the Philippines, I had some first hand accounts of methods in use there and then. I was a political junkie even then. Things haven't gotten better.
There is a system. If you get along, you can go along. That's all there is to it.
The Brookings Institution is a Rockefeller outfit. With assets of 550M it received a grant of 2.5M for 220-2022 from the Rockefeller foundation. As American as Apple Pie or Apple.Candidate Ferdinand Marcos circa 1968 was supplied with a planeload of US currency, according to someone who told me he was responsible for receiving the plane in the Batanes Islands and transferring it to a local airplane for delivery to an airstrip in Ilocan province. The cash was in the form of greenbacks highly negotiable, even though they were a batch that was recorded as "destroyed" by the Treasury. It was used to buy votes outright at the polling places.
So I knew Corazon and Benigno Aquino..... well, their uncle was a friend. Another friend was Marcos' right hand man. Another friend's uncle was the other "right-hand man". Well, you never know what to believe, really. I was riding around in the provinces with communist rebels too. They told me how the Americans gave all the leftover US military stuff from WWII to the Tagalog ethnic folks. I was a babbler with notions of teaching people the good way.
But the communist guys with the AK-47s were the sons of the elites in Manila. Don't ask me why. People gonna be free. Gonna make their own way.
But the investigations into the origins of the Trump/Russia hoax also found tracks into the Brookings Institution.
Like I said, as American as Apple Pie, or Apple. As American as slick vote fraud can be.
Looking through this report, I see the other hand of the Brookings thinkers figuring out how to game the election for Hillary, and how upsetting Trump was to that version of America.
Couldn't say the Brookings Institution is some damn sort of mastermind outfit or even a guiding hand "influencer" outfit, but just an example of how deep the lines of power and influence can run in America, and where some of the strings are that can be pulled to create a narrative.
Still, there is no credibility, so far as I'm concerned, that the Brookings Institution is anything like what most Americans love America for, or any kind of moral authority on fair elections or good voting practices.