Leaked Senate report finds that Russians worked to promote the Jill Stein campaign in order to tilt election toward Trump.

By |2018-12-22T07:16:08-09:00December 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |10 Comments

Gee, no kidding.

Courtesy of NBC News:

Two days before the 2016 presidential election, an Instagram account called @woke_blacks posted a message in support of long-shot Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

“The excuse that a lost Black vote for Hillary is a Trump win is bs,” it read. “It could be late, but y’all might want to support Jill Stein instead.”

According to a report commissioned by the Senate, the account was a fake, part of the Russian campaign to sway the 2016 presidential election in favor of Donald Trump.

The report was one of two that leaked this week saying the Russian effort to disrupt the election specifically targeted black voters and harnessed America’s top social media platforms. But the reports contained another finding that was largely overlooked — the Russians also focused on boosting Stein’s candidacy through social media posts like the one from @woke_blacks.

Building support for Stein was one of a “roster of themes” the Moscow-sanctioned internet trolls “turned to repeatedly” in their effort to disrupt the election, according to a research team led by the New Knowledge cybersecurity firm. The researchers also found that the campaign to bolster Stein gained in intensity in the final days of the presidential campaign and largely targeted African-American voters.

The reports, prepared by separate groups of cyber experts, add to the growing body of evidence that the Russians worked to boost the Stein campaign as part of the effort to siphon support away from Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and tilt the election to Trump.

I doubt that this comes as any surprise to those of us on IM, since we knew this to be true two years ago.

However it is just more confirmation that the Russians worked hard to promote fringe candidates like Jill Stein, and in the primary Bernie Sanders, in their desperate attempt to defeat Hillary Clinton and elect Putin’s puppet instead. 

As I said back in 2016 if Putin is so desperate to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House that is all the more reason that she should have won. 

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10 Comments

  1. anonymous December 22, 2018 at 12:09 pm
  2. Anonymous December 22, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Wonder what the Green Party thinks of her now.

    • Anonymous December 22, 2018 at 4:44 pm

      More like the RED party. she sounded like a nut case, I don’t know how anyone could have wasted their vote on her, but the hatred of Hillary runs deep in some people, so much so we got a mental case as so called president instead.

  3. Anonymous December 22, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    I am presuming that Mueller has also looked into Jill since she was in that photo with Flynn in Russia… doing what? besides selling out our country.

    wonder what she did with all the $$$$ she collected for the recounts that never happened, bought a dacha in Moscow?

  4. Anonymous in Chicago December 22, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    If anyone is interested, here is a Daily Beast article on how Jill Stein is spending her $7.3 million that she raised for a 2016 presidential recount in Michigan, Wisconsin & Pennsylvania.

    She’s another Putin puppet.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/jill-steins-recount-cash-pays-for-her-russia-legal-defense

  5. Anonymous December 22, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    “As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where– where do they go? It’s Alaska. It’s just right over the border.” –Sarah Palin, explaining why Alaska’s proximity to Russia gives her foreign policy experience, interview with CBS’ Katie Couric, Sept. 24, 2008
    —————————-
    From this statement alone, because she’s so freaking stupid to know better, TAWD’s rumored pornography/sex trafficking ties, BFF XXX Exotica Marina, I have always thought that they’re in deep with this as well.
    “I Don’t Need A Title To Do What I Do” $arah. Must be wearing on her, bitch is looking old.

  6. Anonymous December 22, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    I think the so called hate for Hillary and bill was seeded way back when by the mysogenistic Republican party that felt their balls go flaccid in her presence. Putin took it one step over the boundary when he had all his minions target her, including his state tv, faux news. Jill Stein was and is a Russian asset. Bernie Sanders too. Wow. And no one knew they were being played. Even now Putin is busy and no one knows they are being steered exactly where he wants them. And worst of all no one wants to wake up and admit that they are working against democracy.

  7. Beaglemom December 23, 2018 at 3:45 am

    This weekend Bernie Sanders is feigning surprise that so many young people bought into his anti-Clinton campaign. I, for one, think it was Russian propaganda on social media. I hope those young people have wised up since the 2016 election gave us Don the Con instead of a real leader who would have continued and broadened the good work of President Obama and who would have helped this country retain its respected place among world leaders. Oh, and worked to address our role in climate change.

  8. Anon December 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

    https://thinkprogress.org/russia-jill-stein-2016-election-interference-48dff3966227/

    “Stein and her presidential campaign have largely refused to cooperate with the Senate’s own investigation into Russia’s efforts to interfere with the 2016 election. She refused to turn over any communication between her campaign and “Russian persons, or representatives of Russian government, media, or business interests” earlier this year.”

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