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Why electoral interference matters

By Patrick Van Roy On November 20th, 2019

Guest Post by Kurt

Forgive the delay in this….. I have been binging the Trial and then decompressing with the TV series the Blacklist, so I missed Kurts email. Here it is……

We have some of the top scientific minds in the world on this topic in the US. However, we lack the right legal structure and political will to take big steps and operationalize this technology. In other words, we have the engineers who can build the fighter jets but lack the airstrip, pilots, and everything else needed to make it work in real life. Countries like Russia and China — who are totally unencumbered by our constraints — have found a golden opportunity. 

 

Russian election interference is far from over. I asked 9 experts how to stop it.

 

Past:

 

Foreign electoral intervention

 

Future:

 

Foreign interference in the 2020 United States elections

 

Everyone in the World where elections are held need to be firm on electoral interference; its the bed rock of our democracy.
Anyone caught outside your country doing this needs sanctions placed upon them, and anyone , however high-up, trying to use foreign states for advantage deserves jail time. It is a high crime, and we must be ever-vigilant.

16 Responses to “Why electoral interference matters”

  1. The interference of hostile nondemocratic foreign governments in democratic elections is undisputed. That interference hould be denounced by any person regardless of politics.

  2. This isn’t a trial.

    And you shouldn’t binge on it. It’s not that important to you fellows.

    Tend your UK garden and just keep an eye on this US nonsense.

  3. Thanks Pat forgive my impatience.
    Phantom the green writing is pat’s.

    This is wider than the current impeachment as interference is affecting alot of countries. When I’m home I’ll copy in a clip of a top UK security guy talking about how explosive is the report the UK govt is suppressing

  4. Ahhh

  5. Anyone caught outside your country doing this needs sanctions placed upon them, and anyone , however high-up, trying to use foreign states for advantage deserves jail time.

    Ok.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/oct/13/uselections2004.usa11

    The result of the US election will affect the lives of millions around the world but those of us outside the 50 states have had no say in it – until now. In a unique experiment, G2 has assembled a democratic toolkit to enable people from Basildon to Botswana to campaign in the presidential race. And with a little help from the folks in Clark County, Ohio, you might help decide who takes up residence in the White House next month.

    So the editorial board of The Guardian should be extradited and face charges for interfering in a presidential election, yes?

    As should Obama, for interfering in the EU referendum with a threat against our economic interests, yes?

    As should the EU’s trade negotiator, who this week said that Boris will get nothing more than a basic trade deal, yes?

    We’re up for national self-determination and fighting all foreign interference, yes?

  6. no probs, yeah this is wider indeed, its effecting us in UK
    the fabulous james o’brien

    https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/james-obrien/why-wont-government-release-the-russia-report-jame/

    don’t expect petem who is in love with the russian hardman Putin to show any bottle and stand up for UK , yet these are the hypocrits who clamour for hard brexit.
    What do they really want ? ans: More Russia , just like Trump does
    That’s what this is about not return to UK sovereignty , that’s laughable

  7. Electoral interference by foreign governments in any country should be roundly condemned. We know it happened in the US in 2016 and the indications are it will happen in 2020 unless prevented. Unfortunately the present administration benefited from it in 2016 and would benefit from it in 2020, and it is unlikely Congress will do anything. We still do not know the full extent of interference in 2016 but it appears it was wider than just the presidential election. Nor do we know much about the interference in the UK, especially in regard to the Brexit vote but we do know dirty money was involved. What is the state of investigation of this in the UK?

  8. What is the state of investigation of this in the UK?

    There is no investigation because there’s nothing to investigate. Aaron Banks was entirely exonerated. His accusers are liars.

    It doesn’t matter how many times you say that Russia interfered in the presidential election or the EU referendum, it simply isn’t true. Mueller turned up nothong.

    All you reveal is the power of propaganda to act on your xenophobia. Mahons, kurt, Phantom, New Yorker have a dislike of Russians, that’s all. I have nothing against them, but then I’m properly adjusted.

  9. We don’t dislike Russians.

    We dislike Putin and the other oligarchs who rule Russia.

  10. We don’t dislike Russians.

    Well you would say that, wouldn’t you?

  11. I have no dislike of Russians, but I dislike Putin and his apologists. For a guy who regularly labels people as communists you’ve been on your knees to Putin for some time now Mr. Moore.

  12. petem you’re making a number od school-boy errors ol chum

    1) Trump was found not to have colluded with Russia
    but
    2) Every Intel agency has concluded Russia did interfere with US Elections

    3) The UK Gov’t has blocked a controversial report into Russian influence

    1,2,3 are FACTS , you know, that which interested you a few years ago b4 u went rogue

  13. There is a sizable Russian population in Brooklyn.

    I encounter them often.

    They’re fine salt of the earth people.

    Pete, you’re flailing.

  14. “There is no investigation because there’s nothing to investigate. Aaron Banks was entirely exonerated. His accusers are liars.” The report is being held until after the election without good reason. How did the DUP party get near half a million to spend on anti Brexit ads in London papers?

    In general I don’t care for Russians but think Putin and his gang are dangerous enemies of the West. Anyone who does not hold that position is either blind or on the take.

    We know without doubt the Russians interfered with the US 2016 elections, and they intend to do so with upcoming elections. I believe the CIA rather than Trump who was a beneficiary and all time liar.

  15. Is this Mitt Romney Appreciation Night?

    I’m so old I remember you left wing crackpots howling when he said the same things about Putin and Russia.

  16. Pete – feel free to back up your claim.