Skip to comments.Sen. Rand Paul on Election Interference: 'We All Do It'
Posted on 07/16/2018 8:11:52 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said today's Trump-Putim summit in Helsinki is not about holding Russia accountable for its cyber-hacking and election interference.
"I think really we mistake our response if we think it's about accountability from the Russians," Paul told CNN's "State of the Union."
They are another country. They are going to spy on us. The do spy on us. They are going to interfere in our elections. We also do the same. Doug Levin at Carnegie Mellon studied this over about a 50-year period in the last century and found 81 times that the U.S. interfered in other country's elections. So we all do it.
What we need to do is make sure our electoral process is protected. And I think because this has gotten partisan and it's all about partisan politics, we've forgotten that really the most important thing is the integrity of our election.
And there are things we can do and things that I've advocated. Making sure it's decentralized all the way down to the precinct level. Making sure we don't store all of the data in one place even for a state and that there's a backup way that someone in the precinct can say 2,000 people signed in. This was the vote tally I sent to headquarters. There's a lot of ways we can back up our election -- advertising and things like that.
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Why do the DemRats never mention Obama’s blatant interference in Israel’s election?
I think the best response to what is taking place right now, is to mention and verify that the Clintons and Obama sent their own people over to interfere in the Israeli and British elections. They did it right out in the open.
Finally somebody said it.
Can’t believe this crap has been propagated in the media for as long as it has.
Nobody interferes in elections like the US. Period. Been doing it for decades.
I hope it isn’t even a topic of their discussions today.
[ Why do the DemRats never mention Obamas blatant interference in Israels election? ]
YUP, I have told several liberal family member that the USA has interfered in MANY MORE elections than the Russians have, then I asked do you think Obama ever interfered in an election? They say “No, he never did and you are a Russian apologist”. I then point out Israel elections and even UK elections....
I have given up on trying to reason with them...
And now, after stating the obvious, Paul is even more detested by the far left.
Spot on, Senator!
Carter, Clinton and Obama all openly meddled in Israeli elections. And the CIA pulled all sorts of shenanigans in Italy over the decades trying to prevent the Communists from coming to power.
Once again though the Left can usually rely on Americans being historically ignorant.
Would you believe it, they are not even denying it. Do you know what they told us last time? They said, "Yes, we do interfere, but we are entitled to do so, because we are spreading democracy, and you are not, and so you cannot do it." Do you think this is a civilized and modern approach to international affairs?
--- President Vladimir Putin, interview with Megyn Kelly of NBC (March 2018)
Personally, I think the whole idea of U.S. government officials prosecuting foreigners for "interfering" in U.S. elections is a joke.
Finally a politician who dares to speak the truth
Farage (Brexit) said the same thing (essentially) this morning.
Its having good security (like not having password as your password maybe, or running your comms through a server in your basement) and defense that is the key.
The Kenyanesian Usurper interfered in elections all over the world, including, but not limited to, those you mentioned.
Sen. Paul is correct. But this excuse makes things sound like he’s excusing and explaining the reason why Trump colluded with Russia.
Watch and see if the enemedia doesn’t tear this apart.
Ukraine as well.
Paging Mr. Obvious.
That’s why we’re not so hysterical. Just vigilant.
How quickly they went from ‘The Eighties called.” to “The Russians are Coming. The Russians are Coming.” True Comedy and evidence the Left has no credibility on Foreign Policy.
My mind is made up... don’t you dare confuse me with facts!
I am sick of this, the Russians had 0 impact on the 16 election.
And Mueller indicts spys for spying. What does he think the CIA does?
We have a resilient nation to be able to survive eight years of that man and his ilk.
We’re still dealing with the ilk...
Mueller has to do something to make it look like he’s earning his pay. Ham sandwich at it’s finest. He knows he will never be able to take them to trial so he does not have to worry about that meddlesome detail called “discovery”.
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