Donald John Trump, Republican candidate for United States President
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I’ve spent the past few weeks studying the political jockeying underway. The rush of excited transition has only been eclipsed by the vicissitudes of defeat and the accompanying hand wringing. Credit is being taken and blame is being laid.
Perhaps the most interesting thing to observe has been the whole concept of the election being hacked. The second most interesting was the recount effort. Neither issue matched expectations of the political elite, which in itself is illuminating.
First, let’s examine the notion of a hacked election. The supreme irony is that it was Donald Trump who warned about election manipulation. The Obama team simply disregarded the threat because they were confident that Secretary Clinton would win. That in itself is stunning. We should not be surprised that the Russians hacked the DNC and even the RNC. Nor should we be surprised that foreign governments attempt to influence our elections. The fact is that many have made serious efforts to do so in the past with varying effects. There was such an effort attempted by Democrats to join with Russia in …read more
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