The Hypocrisy of Election Interference

By Arlen Grossman

It is nothing less than major-league hypocrisy when Americans criticize the Russians for interfering with our elections. To be sure, such intervention in our democratic functions is despicable and deserves condemnation and strong retribution. Russian influence likely helped elect the so-called president we have now.

The hypocrisy is that nobody has a longer history of election interference than the United States of America. Ever since the CIA was created in 1947, this country has sought to change the results of elections in foreign countries. One reputable study of instances of American intervention in elections beyond our borders lists at least 80–and that’s only up to the year 2000.

It’s wrong, no matter who does it.

Published in Monterey Herald, April 3, 2019


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3 Responses to The Hypocrisy of Election Interference

  1. I didn’t know you have already seen Mueller’s report and know what’s in it. How were you able to obtain a copy?

  2. Colin Smith says:

    Why do you continue to allege Russian intference in the 2016 election when there was none? Mueller’s investigation has come to the obvious conclusion……there was no Russian interference. What is your evidence for making such an assertion. As Mueller found, there was none. Your article is fatally flawed by your attempt to be even-handed. You should challenge your own assumptions before challenging those of others.

    • List of X says:

      Judging by the fact that Mueller had indicted 13 Russian individuals and a few Russian organizations for the election interference, he obviously did come to the conclusion that there was Russian interference in the election.

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