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How Russian trolls’ support of third parties could have cost Hillary Clinton the election

Max de Haldevang
How Russian trolls’ support of third parties could have cost Hillary Clinton the election

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russians for meddling in the 2016 US elections has led Democrats to revisit a theory of how disinformation could have flipped the result from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump, by changing fewer than 80,000 votes across three states. Yesterday (Feb. 16), president Obama’s former senior adviser David Axelrod…