I've not been following the "2016 Presidential Race" so excuse me if I'm repeating a point that someone's already made but I've had an epiphany, I think I've figured out what we need to do to fix the electoral process, not just in the US but for democracies around the world.
Shoot Rupert Murdoch,
Well ok that's not exactly the epiphany I've had but it would help.
No the problem is the media, specifically opinion polling, the key to a successful electoral process is that it is anonymous. This isn't just to protect you from a potentially fascist regime it's also vital for ensuring that all candidates start on a level playing field, when the media release their opinion polls they are directly affecting the outcome of the election.
This is why democracies around the world have been reduced to two major parties, of which we often support neither, and yet we feel compelled to choose the lesser evil because voting for a third party is seen to be a wasted vote.
But why is this?
It's because our votes are being affected by the hypothetical knowledge of the other votes, if everyone kept their vote secret then as far as anyone knows any party could win and in that situation that is the case, any party could actually win. Politicians could no longer say "vote for me because I'm the lesser evil" rather they would be forced to campaign own merits & policies and do so HONESTLY because there's no opinion polls to appease.
The whole problem is like the Prisoner's Dilemma or the Tragedy of the Commons in that by trying to outsmart each other (make the most of our vote to get the policies we want) we're ending up with a result that benefits nobody, but we can't help ourselves because in the current meta voting third party really is a wasted vote.
Because the media have hijacked the electoral system.
NEVER tell anyone who you're going to vote for, if you want to discuss politics discuss policies and let each person decide their vote for themselves.
If anyone asks you who you're going to vote for explain this to them, or if they're from the media...