BEIJING, March 9 (Xinhua) -- In 2016, money politics and power-for-money deals had controlled the presidential election, which was full of lies and farces, says a report on the U.S. human rights record, issued by the State Council Information Office on Thursday.
There were no guarantees of political rights, while the public responded with waves of boycott and protests, giving full exposure of the hypocritical nature of U.S. democracy, says the report, titled "Human Rights Record of the United States in 2016."
Voter turnout and support rate reached new low, the report says, adding that only about 55 percent of voting age citizens cast ballots in the 2016 election, lowest in 20 years, the report says.
A growing number of Americans were disappointed or even angry about the election, it says.
It was the most expensive election ever and Americans who are running for federal elective offices spent more than ever - about 6.8 billion U.S. dollars, more than what consumers spend on cereal, the report says.
It cites a report by the Washington Post saying that Clinton's campaign had raised 1.4 billion U.S. dollars by the end of November 2016, while Trump's had raised 932 million U.S. dollars.
Media failed to be objective and impartial, and U.S. media published a lot of biased reports and commentaries during the 2016 election, fully demonstrating their failure in staying objective or impartial, the report says.
A poll made by Quinnipiac University on Oct. 19, 2016 found that the news media was biased in its coverage of the presidential election, a feeling shared by 55 percent of American likely voters, including about 90 percent of Republicans and 61 percent of independent voters, it says.