The NY Times released an article yesterday uncovering a Democrat operation to mimic the “Russian tactics” of the 2016 election for their own devices in the Alabama senate race.
As Russia’s online election machinations came to light last year, a group of Democratic tech experts decided to try out similarly deceptive tactics in the fiercely contested Alabama Senate race, according to people familiar with the effort and a report on its results.
The secret project, carried out on Facebook and Twitter, was likely too small to have a significant effect on the race, in which the Democratic candidate it was designed to help, Doug Jones, edged out the Republican, Roy S. Moore. But it was a sign that American political operatives of both parties have paid close attention to the Russian methods, which some fear may come to taint elections in the United States.
“Likely too small to have a significant effect on the race” yet in literally the same sentence it says the Democratic candidate just “edged out” the Republican candidate.
An internal report on the Alabama effort, obtained by The New York Times, says explicitly that it “experimented with many of the tactics now understood to have influenced the 2016 elections.”
The project’s operators created a Facebook page on which they posed as conservative Alabamians, using it to try to divide Republicans and even to endorse a write-in candidate to draw votes from Mr. Moore. It involved a scheme to link the Moore campaign to thousands of Russian accounts that suddenly began following the Republican candidate on Twitter, a development that drew national media attention.
“We orchestrated an elaborate ‘false flag’ operation that planted the idea that the Moore campaign was amplified on social media by a Russian botnet,” the report says.
By now we should know there is no bottom to how low the Democrats will sink to win. The mid-terms showed what they’re willing to do. If the rule of law isn’t going to be enforced, and if no election reforms are made, you can expect the DNC to become even more bold and sink to even lower levels to win. I’m quite sure they tinkered in more elections than even the ones we knew about in the mid-terms. Who knows how many seats they legitimately won and how many they cheated in. Notice none of the races they won outright are investigated on any level.
I’m not sure how they can be so sure this had zero impact on the outcome when their candidate only won by 21,924 votes in a state where more than 1.3 million people voted. Their justification is there’s no way that is possible with only a budget of $100,000. As if we can trust that figure, or trust that they didn’t move money around discreetly. And if Russia had such a huge impact on the election, having purchased less than $5,000 in ads…
But I digress. The Republicans better take note and learn a thing or two if they ever want to retain or gain power again. They are losing the demographic battle outright and if they do nothing will never win again probably beyond 2024. Say what you want about the DNC but it’s clear they will try and win by any means necessary. Honor is not a thing with these people. Accept it for what it is, adapt, and move on. While we cannot hold them accountable, you can certainly hold this over Democrat voters. Ask them why they’re okay with their party doing this after they’ve been bitching and moaning and crying for TWO YEARS now for the very same meddling. Just remember that most of them do not understand dialectic, so keep your rhetoric sharp and to the point.