Our 2016 election has now been proven ‘rigged’ and a farce. All American security agencies have verified the fact that Russia interfered in our election, but the extent of that interference is far more serious and widespread than they once believed.
“New intel on Russia’s attempt to influence the 2016 presidential election reveals hackers managed to break into dozens of states’ voting systems and tried to delete info in at least one of them,” Bloomberg reports.
Russia’s efforts were focused on one company, and gained access which was more invasive than was assumed by the United States government.
When President Obama became aware of the efforts of Vladimir Putin, he contacted the Kremlin and informed the Russian president that America had confirmed their attempt to influence the results of our election. In December Mr. Obama levied additional sanctions upon Russia.
“Last year, as we detected intrusions into websites managed by election officials around the country, the administration worked relentlessly to protect our election infrastructure,” Obama spokesman Eric Schultz told Bloomberg. “Given that our election systems are so decentralized, that effort meant working with Democratic and Republican election administrators from all across the country to bolster their cyber defenses.”
Last Thursday, when former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate, he said: “the Russians interfered in our election” and that they “will be back.”
There is no recourse for the American people. There is no ‘Mulligan’ for the election. Russia and Donald Trump won, and the American people lost. Our democracy is in danger, and the future of our nation is in jeopardy. The 2016 election was, as Trump shouted constantly, ‘rigged,’ but rigged for him.
Trump is not only unfit to soil the White House, he does not deserve to be called ‘president.’ He is a tool of Vladimir Putin and Russian oligarchs.
If you love the United States of America, take it back. Vote all Republicans out of office in 2018. We are 320 million strong; we cannot allow two men to decide our future.
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Op-ed by James Turnage
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