Link to MSN.com report: http://www.msnbc.com/hardball/watch/footprints-of-russian-cyber-att...
My rant: Why are the estimated 3,000,000 largely African American and Latino American suppressed voters NOT completely considered as possible evidence of Russian tampering with the election, and therefore unworthy of INTEL scrutiny, now that we know voter suppression tampering with voter rolls was the primary method used by the Russians against the US? These Americans, per judicial evidence in courtroom after courtroom, went to vote and found their names removed. Let me spell it - three million. Three million Democratic votes suppressed in an election separated by 77,000 votes in key electoral college races. Some, but by no means, all of these violations were remedied in time for every suppressed vote to be cast and counted. How many total voters actually got their names reinstated was never determined due to a lack of interest and funding by our governing party, as well as a failure to so far staff the DOJ Voting Rights Department director position that would handle such a matter.
It is very possible, with endemic racism in this country, that voter suppression by Republican election boards is so widespread that it is a given and so obvious that it was screened out from further consideration by our heads of US INTEL as not relevant to the Russian effort, nor perceived as either a threat, a crime, or an injustice. Or, perhaps the Russians secretly helped designed Kris Kobach's voter suppression Cross Check electronic voting application that automatically and often illegally removed voter names from the rolls just days before the election was held, thus allowing for only marginal rectification for these voters and a certain win for then-candidate Trump, and that such a clever secret remains undiscovered. Or, perhaps the very thought of an election do-over is just too onerous a task to even contemplate by those who DID get to vote given the current angst and instability of the nation.
For whatever reason the actual cases of voter suppression in the 2016 election against people of color will not be considered part of the remarkable Russian strategy and only a little remarked part of the Republican strategy, I think that as a civilized democracy, we could, at the very least, make mention of why.