Yes, the election for the 11th Council of Stellar Management is just a few months away. What the next CSM will look like and how they function is up in the air right now. From accounts coming from some CSM members, the relationship between the CSM and CCP is horribly broken. For those who have some time to listen to some background, click on the below hyperlink:
Following the removal of Manfred Sidious from the CSM in November for unspecified reasons, trust between CCP and the CSM as a whole seems non-existent, although some individual members may still have good relations with individual developers.
Today's post wasn't sparked by U.S. politics, however. Instead, I saw a tweet from CSM member Cagali Cagali that led to a series of others.
I have had my personal integrity attacked - called untrustworthy- by someone at ccp today. This is not a nice feeling. Makes me quite angry.— [BRAVE] Cagali² (@Cagali_Cagali) December 15, 2015
@SindelPellion because we can't be trusted. vOv— [BRAVE] Cagali² (@Cagali_Cagali) December 15, 2015
@Cagali_Cagali Welcome to the club. Sucks doesn't it.— Sion Kumitomo (@siggonK) December 15, 2015