In an interesting segment on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow show, 2016 Dem presidential candidate Hillary Clinton issued a dire warning for Democrats as they head into 2020—all your policy proposals mean nothing unless you get to the bottom of the Russia problem. In essence, Clinton warned Democrats that the level of Russian election interference may have become so sophisticated that in 2020 they may actually be able to alter election results.
Specifically, Clinton said, “I’ve met with the candidates[Democrats] who are running this time, and answered their questions. I always tell them you can run the best campaign, you can be the person who gets the nomination, but unless we know how to protect our election from what happened before and what could happen again because there is greater sophistication about it, you could lose. And I don’t mean it to scare anybody, but I do want every candidate to understand that this remains a threat.” Maddow then interjected, “that they[Democrats] could lose at the hands of a foreign power, not that they could lose fair and square” to which Clinton responded, “That’s right.”
Bottom line, the argument that Democrats should worry more about the Russian threat to our elections is a common refrain from election integrity activists chief among them, the venerable Jennifer Cohn. Yours Truly has repeatedly lamented the lack of mainstream media coverage of the efforts by Jennifer Cohn and others. Now that a Dem heavyweight Hillary Clinton is raising similar concerns, hopefully the DNC and the mainstream media will take this issue seriously. Simply put, Russia altering our election results is not(never has been) a conspiracy theory.
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