If I hear this one more time on the news I’m gonna shoot my TV, Elvis style:
Russia hacked the 2016 election.
No, they did not!
Russia did not alter the voter rolls nor did they tamper with data collected from voting machines. THAT is hacking the election.
If you believe American intelligence, Russia, with Putin’s knowledge or direction, hacked the email accounts of the DNC and John Podesta, Clinton campaign chairman. These were then turned over to Julian Assange whose organization Wikileaks leaked them to the press.
Could the content of those emails have influenced voters? Certainly. That is not the fault of Assange or Putin. That is the fault of the ethically challenged writers of the original emails.
President-elect Donald Trump looks foolish denying Russian involvement but his motive is understandable. The Russian “hack of our election” is a distraction from the fact that both the Clinton campaign and the media misread the American public. They can’t accept their culpability in Trumps election so they stoop to delegitimize it.
Russia didn’t hack the election. They enabled us to look behind the curtain and see the Clinton contingent for the hot mess they really were.
What do you think? The bar is open.