Claims of Russian Election Meddling Are Still a Scam

Rep. Adam Schiff speaks after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the House of Representatives managers for the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, January 15, 2020. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)
If you can’t handle some memes or misleading ads, you probably shouldn’t be voting.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he fearmongering over Russian election “interference” might be the most destructive moral panic in American political life since the Red Scare. Then again, to be fair, those who prosecuted the post-war hunt for Communists had the decency to uncover a handful of infiltrators. We’ve yet to meet a single American who’s been brainwashed or had their vote snatched away by an SVR Twitterbot. Probably because no such person exists.

Nevertheless, millions of Americans believe that a handful of terrible memes — and I mean the most amateurish and puerile efforts imaginable — on social media were enough to overturn a presidential

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