This morning on the Today show, former vice president Al Gore claimed that "our democracy has been hacked."
"There are some things I miss about it, yes," said Gore, in response to a question about whether he misses politics. "And I continue to speak out on issues. But one of the themes of this book, Matt, is that our democracy has been hacked. That's a computer term, of course, that implies control of the way our political system works has been taken over. In this case, by big money, corporations designated as persons, anonymous donors. And big money is having a corrupting influence and it is degrading the quality of our democracy."