Posting this for our non-USian friends who might want some "color commentary" on what's going on over here. Let me know if it isn't helpful.
The US elections are getting even more fiery.
Hillary Clinton's folks are getting some flak for spending $1 million to purchase the services of internet people whose sole purpose is to go online and astroturf. For the record, that's referring to creating "artificial grassroots" by planting people to post online as genuine supporters. The initiative is called "Correct the Record" - and it drew howls of derision from supporters of Donald Trump as well as Bernie Sanders. The Clinton folks rightly pointed out the double standard here, given that Sanders has paid out ten times that amount to similar initiatives, a fact which his supporters went very very quiet about when this was revealed.