While I voted for Hillary Clinton, I accepted the election of Donald Trump as legitimate, because I trusted our election process. But there is new proof that Russia not only influenced American voters by infecting social media, they also hacked into the digital election systems of several states.
This is a game-changer, because the margins were so slim, and slim in a few suspect states.
The election of President Trump was effectively decided by just 107,000 people in three states. Trump won the popular vote there by that combined amount. That amounts to 0.09 percent of all votes cast in this election, and we already knew Hillary Clinton won by a total vote count of 3 million voters:
Now we know Russia could actually have changed vote totals:
“Russians penetrated voter registration rolls in several states before the 2016 presidential election, according to a U.S. official charged with protecting American elections from hackers.
“We saw a targeting of 21 states and an exceptionally small number of them were actually successfully penetrated,” Jeanette Manfra, the Department of Homeland Security’s head of cybersecurity, told NBC News in a report published on Wednesday.
Manfra said her assessment came from a “snapshot in time with the visibility that the department had at that time.” There was no evidence that any registration rolls were compromised.”
If, in fact, Trump really didn’t win, we have a very, very big problem.