Check out Hagel’s history of how he came to be elected as senator. Prior to entering the election race in 1996 he owned the company that provided the electronic voting machines (without paper trail) that were used to elect him in Nebraska. His stunning senate race win and his wins across every demographic group ran contrary to every poll leading up to the elections and every exit poll. With no paper trail … no proof that this patriot cheated. I think this is a “patriot” we can afford to let pass as Secretary of Defense.