It turns out that everyone who’s afraid that mail-in voting is going to result in fraud is a Russian agent.
Reality is so much simpler when everyone who says something you don’t like is a Russian agent.
An intelligence bulletin issued by the Department of Homeland Security warns that Russia is attempting to sow doubt about the integrity of the 2020 elections by amplifying false claims related to mail-in voting resulting in widespread fraud, assertions that have been repeatedly pushed by President Donald Trump, according documents obtained by CNN.
“We assess that Russia is likely to continue amplifying criticisms of vote-by-mail and shifting voting processes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic to undermine public trust in the electoral process,” the bulletin, first reported by ABC News, reads.
The news comes one day after Attorney General Bill Barr condemned states for encouraging mail-in voting in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. Barr also downplayed Russia’s well-documented attempts to help Trump in presidential elections, including in this election cycle, instead pointing the finger at China despite the fact intelligence agencies have not said Beijing is actively meddling in the election.
The revelation adds to the well-documented body of evidence that Russia is again interfering in a US presidential election, and also clearly indicates Moscow is tailoring its messaging to amplify false narratives that benefit the Trump campaign.
Last month, the US intelligence community’s top election security official said in a statement Russia is working to “denigrate” former Vice President Joe Biden’s White House bid, yet in the weeks since, Trump and senior members of his administration have attempted to cast the President as the victim of foreign interference by cherry-picking intelligence to suggest China is attempting to hurt his campaign.
Meanwhile, Trump has also been supported by his intelligence chief, John Ratcliffe, who curbed access of election security briefings to Congress prompting criticism from Democrats who say he is attempting to suppress information about Russian interference from the American public.
I guess we can go ahead and officially dismiss any and all concerns about mail-in voting as a Russian conspiracy…?
It’s funny how basically everything Donald Trump says turns out to be a Russian conspiracy theory, according to unconfirmed reports from the feds.
It’s almost like Donald Trump is getting all his facts from Russian bots on the internet. Or, it’s like the feds just release reports falsely claiming that every valid concern Trump draws attention to is actually a Russian conspiracy theory.
Either way, I think we need to be aware of the decades-long history of fraud via voting by mail.
Is the Heritage Foundation confirmed as a KGB front group?
Seems kinda serious, whether the Russians believe in it or not.