Shocked

Shocked! I tell you I am shocked! The U.S. mid-term elections cost a miserable $16.7 Billion. Compare that to the $105 Billion we spent on state lottery tickets in 2021. Is there any doubt that we, the people, can recruit and promote our own qualified government officials instead of having incompetents shoved on our ballots by extra-legal, self-serving factions?
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/03/2022-midterm-election-spending-set-to-break-record.html