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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:36 AM

10. Ecstatic, I laughed until I saw your "Putin siding with Democrats"

 

as an end thought. WTF?

The U.S.'s Democratic Party poses the planet's largest threat to Putin's ambitions, both personal and for Russia.

That is a complete explanation for Putin's attempts to keep the Republicans in power.

I don't think you posted for this response, but you got it:

Russia's effort to convince Bernie Sanders voters to support Trump was 'central' to their strategy to beat Hillary Clinton, according to a new study
Business Insider Apr. 12, 2019

* Sen. Bernie Sanders was "central" to Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 election, according to a new study.
* The study suggests the Russians looked as Sanders as a tool to drive a wedge in the Democratic party more than was previously known.
* Of the Russian tweets the researchers analyzed, roughly 9,000 used the word "Bernie," which were "liked" 59,281 times and retweeted 61,804 times.

Russia's effort to convince supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders to vote for President Donald Trump over former Secretary Hillary Clinton was more expansive than previously known, according to a new study.

Researchers at Clemson University, at the request of The Washington Post, examined English-language tweets that came from Russia and found thousands that were designed to urge Sanders supporters to back Trump.

The tweets came from accounts masquerading as conservative Americans, with profiles that said things like, "Southern. Conservative Pro God. Anti Racism" and tweeted things like, "#BlackMenForBernie Leader Switches to Trump! I will Never Vote for Hillary, Welcome aboard the Trump Train." ...

"There is no question that Sanders was central to their strategy. He was clearly used as a mechanism to decrease voter turnout for Hillary Clinton," Darren Linvill, associate professor of communications and one of the researchers who worked on the study, told The Post.

Sanders was "just a tool" to the Russians, Linvill added, and "a wedge to drive into the Democratic Party."

https://www.businessinsider.com/bernie-sanders-central-to-russias-pro-trump-2016-strategy-study-2019-4

Here's something else: Observers say Russia never stopped using Sanders. Even though he's losing ground here, he's still useful to keep the U.S. in Repub/Russian hands.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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ecstatic Apr 2019 OP
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peggysue2 Apr 2019 #15
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liberalnarb Apr 2019 #5
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ecstatic Apr 2019 #9
LineNew Reply Ecstatic, I laughed until I saw your "Putin siding with Democrats"
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