Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:56 PM
kairos12 (4,655 posts)
I am sick of the Rethug line how a single vote was not changed by Russian interference
Imagine two boxers: Boxer A and Boxer B.
Along ring side there are three judges.
Prior to the fight there is a massive campaign by gambling interests to support Boxer B over A. The campaign consists of saying how Boxer A is known cheat, will juice their gloves, use illegal substances, has the local ring organization in their pocket, and Boxer A's corner man is a known crook.
Now imagine that a week before the fight a mysterious story circulates how Boxer A's prior prior fights were put a up jobs, but three days before the fight no evidence is found to support the allegation.
Now imagine the fight takes place but it's not a knockout and is scored on points.
Now tell me the 2 out of the 3 judges wouldn't give a break to Boxer B.
Boxer B is Ivan Drago.
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I am sick of the Rethug line how a single vote was not changed by Russian interference (Original post)
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Tue Mar 21, 2017, 05:05 AM
aikoaiko (26,081 posts)
8. The effects of each little release is difficult to measure individually or in sum
There is a little more evidence that the Comey letter may have depressed voters at the very end, bu5 even that is based on national data and not on data from flipped states.
I don't think the released Podesta letters had much impact on former Bernie supporters. They were already in (and the vast majority were in) or out already. There were no game changers in the released emails.
The point is not that the influence attempt worked or not, but that they tried to depress Clinton voters and, most importantly, they may have colluded with Trump, which should send them all to jail.