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Democrats Up for Re-election Are Starting To See Russians Everywhere

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Democrats Up for Re-election Are Starting To See Russians Everywhere

Like the movie the 6th sense Democrats “See Russians”. While many Democrats in the Senate are fighting to keep their seats, many are also worried that Russia will interfere in yet another U.S. election.

Now it is ok to have fun but, policies should be put in place to make there is no interference on any side.

Last week, the bipartisan leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee warned that it appears certain that Russia will attempt to upend a major election once again.

 

Hacked emails, fake news stories, and other evidence of interference in France, Montenegro, and elsewhere over the past year are clear signs that Moscow remains determined to make its mark.

Democratic senators such as Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Jon Tester of Montana know they’re already facing unfavorable reelection challenges.

They are now concerned that the Trump administration is coordinating Russian cyber operations that could have a significant impact on their races. It could ultimately even sway which party wins control of the Senate.

Bob Casey (D-PA) described himself as “very concerned,” saying, “If there isn’t some effort to take steps against Russian interference, every campaign is going to have to be on guard and working against it.”

Although various congressional panels have concluded that Russia overtly interfered in last year’s election, Trump has been reluctant to admit they had any interference. The president described Moscow’s alleged influence as a “hoax” and said Democrats are making excuses for his defeat of Hillary Clinton.

Last week, Senator Richard Burr (Republican-North Carolina), the Senate intelligence chairman, said, “You can’t walk away from this and believe that Russia’s not currently active in trying to create chaos in our election process.”

Last week, Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia, vice chairman of the Senate intelligence panel, said that he was frustrated the Department of Homeland Security took nearly a year to notify 21 states that Russia tried to penetrate their election systems.

 

Heitkamp, one of the GOP’s top targets in the midterm elections, said, “We absolutely need to get ahead of this. We need to understand the threat. But more importantly, states need to understand this is real.”

What’s funny is after nine months of investigations there has been no proof presented to the American people that the President colluded with Russia. We do know Russia used social media bots during the election but we also know they used them on both sides.

What are your thoughts? Do you believe Russia interfered? Or is the Democrats already making excuses if they lose?

Please feel free to leave a comment below!

Credit: Politico | Washington Post | The Guardian

 

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