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Experts sound the alarm on 2020 election-meddling

Original post made on Jul 9, 2019

Will deception on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter be a major threat in the upcoming 2020 election? According to Ann Ravel, former chair of the Federal Elections Commission, the troubling answer is "Yes."

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 3:07 PM

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Posted by resident
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 9, 2019 at 6:08 pm

Facebook should not be allowed to create such detailed and abusive dossiers on American citizens to begin with.


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Posted by Vlad
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 9, 2019 at 6:17 pm

We Ruskies have had much medical difficulties the last two years, with our stomachs - much pain.

From laughing too hard.

Of course we'll do it again - we love the donnie, such a controllable fellow. He has done NOTHING to stop us. He still blames a 200 kilo man in a basement!

ohhhhhhhhh, my stomach again!


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 9, 2019 at 6:34 pm

Read the Mueller report.


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Posted by Vlad
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 10, 2019 at 11:44 am

Samovitch, synochik, from your dedushka Vlad - no need to read that silly report.

In fact, we told donnie, our kotik (kitten) kompromat, to have his vassal Barr-bushka, restrict testimony from the Mueller deputies. No need to worry your little head about such things. Web Link

Go back to facebook and look for cute kittens and maybe some of our news reports. Everything will be fine! We will take care of your elections for you. No need to worry!


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Posted by Robert Edmand
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Jul 11, 2019 at 1:13 am

I know the Russians are interfering in the election process much more now than they did in 2016. They are starting earlier and are more effective than they were in the past. How do I know this you ask? It’s very easy, they have somehow already convinced me and a few friends to vote for Trump. I never expected that would happen, in fact I’m sure it would not happen with out the Russians interference. It’s either that or I really am one of those deplorables who lack the brain power to make good decisions on my own and I’m easily convinced to do things totally against my will.


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Posted by Give it a rest
a resident of Atherton: other
on Jul 11, 2019 at 7:11 am

Barack Obama, October 2016: "I’ve never seen in my lifetime or in modern political history any presidential candidate trying to discredit the election process before votes have even taken place. No serious person out there who would suggest somehow that you could even rig America’s elections."

CNN, October 2016, "Donald Trump on Wednesday refused to say he would accept the result of the presidential election if he loses to Hillary Clinton, raising the possibility of an extraordinary departure from principles that have underpinned American democracy for more than two centuries...Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who is leading Trump in most polls, said her competitor's remarks were 'horrifying' and accused him of taking refuge in the idea that any event that turns out against him -- even an Emmy award that goes to a rival -- is 'rigged.'"

Guess the narrative has changed when the result didn't turn out as expected.


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 11, 2019 at 8:17 am

Last two posters clearly have not read the Mueller report.

Not do they believe the American intelligence community.

Sad. Playing right into Putin's hands. We need American Patriots, not political hacks.


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Posted by West Menlo
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jul 11, 2019 at 12:46 pm

And yet the Democrats, including Hillary, have never really accepted the election results from 2016. Interesting.

As for the comments from the Federal Election commissioner regarding so-called black-voter suppression between the 2012 and 2016 elections: could it have been maybe that there was no black candidate running for President in 2016 that "suppressed" their vote? Maybe just another way to look at the data.

And, BTW, wasn't Obama in charge of things in October 2016 when the so-called election-meddling happened? Just asking? So, if that was going on then, why wasn't he doing something to stop those pesky Russkies? Maybe because he thought his buddy Hillary was going to landslide into the White House? Lots of questions......!!


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 11, 2019 at 12:53 pm

The falsehoods are strong: ”yet the Democrats, including Hillary, have never really accepted the election results from 2016. Interesting."

Name ten Dems that refuse to accept the results. You can't, can you?

My turn: have you read the Mueller report or any IC assessments of the Russian attacks on the 2016 election?

Scared to read the report? Deflect, deflect, deflect.


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Posted by West Menlo
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jul 11, 2019 at 4:45 pm

@SAM OK. Hillary, Pelosi, Schumer, Occasional-Cortex, Tlaib, Omar, Pressley, Harris, Warren, Swalwell, Moulton, Di Blasio,.... They refuse to accept his legitimacy as President and continue to call for impeachment as they never believed he had legitimacy to govern. I could go on from there if you need more examples----old dim-wit Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee...more?

Yes, I actually did read the Mueller report. No Russian collusion. Maybe Russia tried with two corrupt and leftist companies (Google and Facebook) to manipulate the election (under Obama's watch, and with a distinct company bias pro-Hillary) to influence things. How and why did they let that happen?

There was never any Russian collusion from the Trump camp. On the other hand, Hillary and her buddy Christopher Steele with known Russian ties, the very controversial Uranium One deal (given the green light by Hillary), Biden's son on the board of a Ukrainian company, Slick Willy taking speaking fees from Russian companies, including those backing Uranium One, while Hillary was Secretary of State-----well, there's where you might want to look for a bit of Russian collusion.

No deflections here. Maybe some accusations. No need to deflect when the Dems provide such a target-rich environment for hypocrisy.


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Posted by Russian Trolls Abound
a resident of another community
on Jul 11, 2019 at 5:07 pm

Oh my my -- yet *more* disinformation from the Russian troll factories.

But at least their English skills are getting better.


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 11, 2019 at 5:14 pm

Pelosi, Schumer, Occasional-Cortex, Tlaib, Omar, Pressley, Harris, Warren, Swalwell,

They all certified the election on January 6, 2017.

ON RECORD. With VOTES. Search C-SPAN for video proof.

Try again. So lame. So incredibly lame.


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Posted by Vlad
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 12, 2019 at 9:55 am

Listen to Vlad, as I'm listed as Menlo Park other, a true americanski. And my paid friends who say "no collusion" a word that has no legal meaning.

Ignore the proof of ruskie interference in that silly Mueller report. Who needs proof where I come from? Not I, Vlad, a true Menlo Park other.

Dosvedanya my good fellow Menlo Park other friends who deflect to collusion!


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Posted by West Menlo
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jul 12, 2019 at 6:52 pm

@Vladski : so, then does collusion also have no legal meaning? If that's the case, then why did CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC and PBS (among others), Pelosi, Schumer, the Hildebeast, Schiff, dumb-as-a-brick Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee and others highlight it every day for roughly 700 days in a row? Inquiring minds want to know?


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Posted by Give it a rest
a resident of Atherton: other
on Jul 12, 2019 at 8:59 pm

Russia may have tried to interfere with the 2016 election. That is not the same thing as the winner (Pres. Trump) doing something wrong – even if he may have benefited from it. Mueller specifically said there was no evidence of collusion, and that would have been the wrongdoing.

From what I remember of Fall 2016, there was a lot of negative stuff coming out about Trump (e.g., the "grab them…" tape) and everyone thought he was going to lose. Therefore, I even have a hard time seeing how he benefited from whatever interference occurred, if any.

As I pointed out, the administration at the time (Pres. Obama) thought it was laughable anyone could interfere. If he was wrong, and was asleep at the wheel, he deserves most/all of the blame. That is, unless Pres. Trump conspired/colluded with Russia to make that happen. But as we know, the Mueller report said there was no evidence of that.

If you are a Democrat, and want to see Trump out of the White House in 2020, the best way to do that is to focus on the issues. Calling him a criminal who colluded with Russia, or his supporters racist, is not going to be an effective technique. I believe Biden (the candidate who would most appeal to the swing voters) knows this, but his own party is trying to destroy him right now since he's not left wing enough. In fact, one candidate also suggested even he's a racist.


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Posted by Vlad
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 12, 2019 at 10:09 pm

My good friends above are so smart to not read that silly Mueller report!

Do not listen to the American intelligence community! Or the British, French, German, Australian, etc.

Thank you, comrades!

"Inquiring minds want to know?" NO! They do NOT! Do not read the report! You don't have the time. Just keep listening to fox!


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Posted by Vlad
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 13, 2019 at 8:37 am

Vlad, from Menlo Park other, must head back to old country.

Remember - Mueller report is lies, with many examples of ruskie attacks, and muxh evidence of obstruction.

Be a good little foxhead and never read it or speak of it, and everything will be fine.

Never read it, Republican friendskis, always claim to read it and spread lies about it.

Don't make Uncle Vlad come back for you!

Dosvedanya, my good fellow anonymous (but not to me) Menlo Park other friends, who deflect to collusion!


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Posted by Starman
a resident of Atherton: other
on Jul 13, 2019 at 11:25 am

Vlads peeps will never actually read the reports. Russian sympathizers.


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