Ever since it was first reported that Russia rigged the 2016 election, the Trump administration and their terrible supporters have lied that even if Russia hacked into the DNC and then spread disinformation, no votes were actually changed as a result, and therefore it didn’t change the result of the election.
However, we now have a New York magazine report which suggests that the Russian efforts with the help of the treasonous Trump campaign directly influenced voters in two swing states at least, Michigan and Wisconsin. The report says:
“Mueller’s team is trying to determine if members of the Trump campaign and Republican National Committee, who worked together on the digital arm of Trump’s campaign, provided assistance to Russian trolls attempting to influence voters. It’s the latest scare for Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, who managed the digital campaign and has already come under scrutiny by the special counsel for his foreign contacts.
Mueller’s move appears to concern the disproportionate targeting of swing districts by Russian trolls during the presidential campaign. CNN reported in October that ads placed by Russia-linked Facebook accounts targeted Michigan and Wisconsin in particular, with many ‘geared at swaying public opinion in the most heavily contested battlegrounds.’”
More disturbing for the White House is that social media experts don’t believe that Russian hackers could have known which voters in crucial districts to target with their online trolling efforts and clearly must have had help from people in the Trump campaign:
“The leading suspects at this point are Kushner and Brad Parscale, the head of Cambridge Analytica, a data-mining firm that worked closely with the campaign.”
If members of the Trump team really did assist Russian hackers or other agents working for the Kremlin, that would prove once and for all that there was an illegal conspiracy against the United States to make sure that Trump won the presidency. And that would finally prove that the 2016 race was stolen. And we could finally see our “president” in prison, where he belongs.