By parroting words like “hoax” over and over again, the GOP has done its best to discredit the problem of election interference from foreign nations even though you’d be hard pressed to find a senior staffer in the Trump campaign who didn’t somehow have ties to Russia. The other problem is Donald Trump’s own narcissism and his determination to prove the more lurid details of the Steele dossier.
The GOP, however, has no problem with foreign election intervention as a possibility when they try shoehorning it into their own explanations of why they can’t win elections, even though they have yet to produce any claims that are remotely credible.
The problem with trying to keep up with the hoax narrative is that not only do details described in the Mueller report regularly surface, but now we have a Kremlin-linked entrepreneur, Yevgeny Prigozhin, bragging about his role in U.S. election interference – something that the Kremlin has worked on in a number of countries to get politicians elected who are supportive of their interests.
Prigozhin has already been accused of doing what he’s now bragging about – but for years he’s denied accusations about it. He even talked about the degree to which he did it. The moral of the story is that while election interference is a tool that Republicans are utilizing and something to look for – it’s still not enough to overcome people showing up to vote in large numbers. It wasn’t in 2016 and it isn’t now. That’s why voting today is pertinent and will be just as pertinent in 2023 and 2024.
James Sullivan is the assistant editor of Brain World Magazine and an advocate of science-based policy making