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Threat to U.S. elections not limited to Russia in 2020

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Ttrump is going to hate this story.

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The Executive Branch of the US government is correct, an investigation should be launched in Ukraine tampering with the electoral process.

Votes can be hacked and opinions can be swayed.

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The biggest threats to US elections are stupid voters and a corrupt media. Everything else is a distant 3rd. The proof will be in the comments that follow:)

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Yes we need voter ID to prevent any illegal votes.

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And paper ballots. And none of this 10 percent of the population recently had a stroke- that’s why their signature on a mail in ballot doesn’t match the signature on their voter registration card- nonsense.

might be want to focus on USA first. This Dem altered as many as 193 absentee ballots.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/michigan-democrat-hit-with-six-felony-charges-for-alleged-voter-fraud-scheme

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"Unfortunately, it's not just Russia anymore. In particular, China, Iran, a couple of others, studied what the Russians did in 2016," said James Lewis, a cybersecurity expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

Most people accept Russia 'meddles' in the political affairs of the US and other 'western' democracies. Mueller's report and those of 'western' democracies' intelligence agencies said the same thing. But the global alt right media continues to defend Russia and Russian trolls like those from the Internet Research Agency and other Kremlin organizations have been effective at using Facebook and other social media, plus far right groups like the NRA and KKK to push nationalistic, authoritarian messages.

Yes we need voter ID to prevent any illegal votes.

Trump's partisan extremists remain unwilling to criticize Russia's 'meddling' knowing Russia helps their cause which is futther undermining US democratic systems.

The proof will be in the comments that follow:)

Another attack on democratic systems from the self-appointed 'elite'.

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This is no kidding, China wants Trump to be re-elected! Believe it or not !  Trump is the only answer to remove such an obstacle known as U.S. !

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Yes we need voter ID to prevent any illegal votes.

ok fine then let vote day be on the weekend so that more people can vote, something the Re@publicans have opposed since forever. Statistics show the more people that vote the higher chance for a democrat POTUS as democratic states populations are far higher than Republican. You know because people with jobs cant always vote during the week, while those on welfare have plenty of time.

also there has been no evidence whatsoever that 3million illegal votes were cast in the last election, total alternate reality propaganda for the gullible. better stick with that socialist electoral welfare that is the electoral college that's the only thing that'll save you next election.

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This Dem altered as many as 193 absentee ballots.

oh ok well where waiting for proof that hold up in court for the other 3million votes

Trumptards believe to be illegal. But lets stick with the actual facts first, that Putin helped Trump win the last election must be many votes that Hillary would have otherwise got that Trump didnt deserve

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Threat to U.S. elections not limited to Russia in 2020

There was never a “threat”. Fake news like this is the threat.

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Ttrump is going to hate this story.

doesnt matter he doesnt read anyways, just gets his news briefing after they've been censored by FOX

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There was never a “threat”. Fake news like this is the threat.

said the ostrich with his head in the sand

oh well you must think the FBI and US intelligence community is a threat since they're the ones that uncovered these FACTS.

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 Fake news like this is the threat.

'Fake news' in the alt right world means an article presented from a perspective different from theirs. But these are the same people who believed Pizzagate was real, and the Russians don't meddle in democratic nation's affairs.

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Why should China or Russia inteferernce American democracy of 2020? Big show time is ahead!

Joe Biden is a stooge! Donald Trump is a bigger stooge! Two stooges kicking each other is what they wished for!

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"The proof will be in the comments that follow:)"...

Another attack on democratic systems from the self-appointed 'elite'.

It's not a competition.

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Of course the Russians will interfere in our election again - it was successful beyond their wildest dreams in 2016 - they got their stooge Dimwit Donnie in the White House who has given them everything they wanted to Make Russia Great Again.

America's other enemies and adversaries saw how successful it was, and will re-double their efforts - all to get Trump another term.

They know having a serial liar, racist, and idiot in office will further their national interests.

And 35% of those in the US who are easily manipulated will support America's enemies and follow them down the rat hole....

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This is no kidding, China wants Trump to be re-elected! Believe it or not !

Not!

Of course the Russians will interfere in our election again - it was successful beyond their wildest dreams in 2016 - they got their stooge Dimwit Donnie in the White House...

Bwahahahahahaha, oh, lincolnman, seriously man, you're gonna have to stop beatin' that dead horse.

Hillary lost the election all on her own, the Russians' facebook ads didn't lose it for her. though she blames everyone, including "Russia Wikileaks" and the DNC for her loss.

If Trump's a dimwit how does he accomplish everything he's accomplished already with virtually all the Democrats and a bunch of RINOS and the media opposing him on everything?

Hint: He ain't a dimwit.

Trump 2020 all the way.

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I think there's a big difference between trying to influence how people vote (misinformation, etc.) and directly interfering in the voting process (hacking machines, etc.). From what I understand, it's the former that is the main issue, and if so, should we really care? There seems plenty of misinformation from domestic politicians and media. Is foreign misinformation fundamentally different? Should I, as a non-US citizen, not be able to suggest to my US friends who they vote for? (If I cared, that is.)

One problem I have is distrust of the domestic media. Perhaps this is peculiar to the UK, but when I see the headlines of the mainstream newspapers laid out at the supermarket, I'm often horrified. I'm not sure I wouldn't get more sense from Putin or the Chinese media. A more trustworthy media with more boring headlines would be a big help.

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linconlman:

Of course the Russians will interfere in our election again - it was successful beyond their wildest dreams in 2016

LOL.... like commenteer said: the biggest threat are the fake media... who obviously find believers.

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Wow, a false premise followed by a barrage of unsubstantiated and unverifiable assertions!

Quite an impressive piece of ... journalism?

And nevermind that in fact the DNC colluded heavily with the Hillary campaign to ensure Batty Bernie wouldn't be the nominee.

About the DNC server(s), none of the leaked information has been shown to be false, but the FBI was blocked from doing any forensic analysis? Oh, no, nothing suspicious about that!

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Of course the Russians will interfere in our election again - it was successful beyond their wildest dreams in 2016 - they got their stooge Dimwit Donnie in the White House...

Bwahahahahahaha, oh, lincolnman, seriously man, you're gonna have to stop beatin' that dead horse.

Due to Dimwit Donnie, Crazy Rudy, and Maleficent Mick, it's the horse that keeps on giving...

Hillary lost the election all on her own, the Russians' facebook ads didn't lose it for her. though she blames everyone, including "Russia Wikileaks" and the DNC for her loss.

And I think this is two weeks straight that a Trumper mentions Hillary - she sure got her revenge on them...

If Trump's a dimwit how does he accomplish everything he's accomplished already with virtually all the Democrats and a bunch of RINOS and the media opposing him on everything?

Accomplished everything on that punch list that Putin gave him during their first bro-fest Summit? Yea, he gone most of those done. Funny though, where's that Mexico paid-for wall?

Hint: He ain't a dimwit.

Hint: If he ain't a Dimwit then why doesn't he know Colorado isn't on the southern border?

Trump 2020 all the way.

All the way to Rikers Island..."Hey Manafort, Cohen, Flynn, Stone - it's me Donnie - let's meet in the prison Library and play some 4D chess..."

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The biggest threat to American elections are the very Americans doing the electing.

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Wow, a false premise followed by a barrage of unsubstantiated and unverifiable assertions!

Did ya already do the background research, or how do ya know it's unsubstantiated?

Really, I'm curious (just trying to verify your assertion)

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Of course, America would never dream of interfering in another country's election.

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Trump 2020 all the way.

All the way to Rikers Island...

Not Gitmo? It's still open, even though Barack promised to close it at the beginning of his presidency. What's up with that, anyway?

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Trump 2020 all the way.

All the way to Rikers Island...

Not Gitmo? It's still open, even though Barack promised to close it at the beginning of his presidency. What's up with that, anyway?

You're right - GITMO would be better since he is a foreign agent...but the NYSD Attorney has jurisdiction on the illegal Stormy payoff case.

And I'm glad to see Obama still haunts your brain. If you're curious, why don't you take a Delorean back 3 years and ask him - you may also want to look up Dimwit Donnie and tell him not to say "Mexico will pay for the wall, mark my words..."

Start practicing your 4D chess Donnie - the D being for Dimwit...

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I hear Vanuatu is a big threat this year. Americans be careful of that Vanuatu mind-control propaganda!

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You're right - GITMO would be better since he is a foreign agent

Do let us know if you ever come up with any proof of that. If there was, wouldn't the House have voted to impeach him already?

And I'm glad to see Obama still haunts your brain

He don't haunt my brain, but "Dimwit Donnie" most definitely haunts yours.

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Wow, the Trumpers here ought to read this - it lays the QPQ all out in detail...

Sonland was pushing the whole Biden smear in concert with Trump and Crazy Rudy, behind Bolton's back. When Bolton found out he went ballistic.

Sonland testified that he knew nothing of the Biden smear attempt until after the Whistle Blower compliant, but both Hill and today LTC Vindman both said they were in the room with Sonland and the Ukrainians when he brought it up much earlier.

Why is it everyone associated with Trump lies under oath?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/two-volatile-meetings-at-the-white-house-have-become-central-to-the-impeachment-inquiry/ar-AAJysco

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You're right - GITMO would be better since he is a foreign agent

Do let us know if you ever come up with any proof of that. If there was, wouldn't the House have voted to impeach him already?

Hey, you're the one that suggested GITMO - I just agreed with you...

And I'm glad to see Obama still haunts your brain

He don't haunt my brain, but "Dimwit Donnie" most definitely haunts yours.

Welcome aboard! Glad to see you referring to him as Dimwit Donnie too...

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Trump 2020 all the way.

Interesting, not only do Trumpists seek the destruction of the EU but also that of their own country. Hopefully, common sense and the law will prevail.

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The only threat to America is Tulsi Gabbard.

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The only threat to America is Tulsi Gabbard.

Yes, she might end the endless wars and shut down the surveillance state. The horror.

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It's weird when you have one part of the government putting out warnings about election interference and a President who publicly states he will accept help from any foreign government.

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Why is it everyone associated with Trump lies under oath?

Why do you ask such a ridiculous question?

Trump 2020 all the way.

Interesting, not only do Trumpists seek the destruction of the EU but also that of their own country.

We don't seek the destruction of our country, we seek to preserve it and make it better.

If we wanted the destruction of our country we would vote straight Democrat.

The only threat to America is Tulsi Gabbard.

Most of the other Dems are way worse. And if she somehow gets the nomination ( not likely ) and Trump starts screwing up and gets us into needless wars ( not likely ), I'll vote for her.

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It's weird when you have one part of the government putting out warnings about election interference and a President who publicly states he will accept help from any foreign government.

Same as every other President.

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Bernie Sanders split the vote, his followers didn't vote for Hilarious Hillary. And, he's on his way to do that again. As for influencing the election we here mentally block out ads advertising a candidate because we know their taking out of context proposals and want us to believe. Nobody votes for someone based on ads. And with some 35000 counties using vastly different voting machines it's impossible to change the vote.

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This is no kidding, China wants Trump to be re-elected! Believe it or not ! Trump is the only answer to remove such an obstacle known as U.S. !

The Chinese want a Dem in office big time. Trump is playing hard ball. Everyone knows the Dems will give them what they want.

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It's weird when you have one part of the government putting out warnings about election interference and a President who publicly states he will accept help from any foreign government.

Who paid for the Dossier? Oh yeah - it was Hillary and the DNC. Let’s ignore that 600lb gorilla in the room - doesn’t fit the narrative eh?

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Who paid for the Dossier? Oh yeah - it was Hillary and the DNC. Let’s ignore that 600lb gorilla in the room - doesn’t fit the narrative eh?

And speaking of this dossier... wasn´t it contracted to a British ex spy who in turn subcontracted it to Russian ghostwriters?

And this Misfud guy, an Italian professor resident in Malta, with links to, again, British intelligence, who tried to entrap members of the Trump campaign? And who now seems nowhere to be found... maybe another Epstein solution?

Let me see... what was this complaining about foreign election interference? Can we here it again please?

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But of course, in the CNN echo chamber all these things seem to have disappeared. My bad... I forgot where our typical posters get their "information" from.

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Bass4funk: Same as every other President.

You use that line so much for Trump I'm starting to wonder what makes you think he's any different.

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You use that line so much for Trump I'm starting to wonder what makes you think he's any different.

Ditto

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Trumpists getting desperate to defend the pathological occupant of the WH.

Expect it to get even more surreal as impeachment gets into gear.

What misinformation will they come up with next, what gaslighting tactics are in store and what depths will they stoop to in order to discredit those who stand up to the corruption?

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I'm confused - all the Trumpers here are complaining about the Steele Dossier which was initially funded by a pro-Jeb Bush conservative group by the way.

You Dear Leader asked Russia to hack the DNC, shook-down Ukraine for a quip-pro-quo, and even asked China for dirt on Biden. And he said it was fine to accept info from a foreign government on an opponent.

He's given a better defense of the Steele Dossier than any Democrat...

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