Worried About Election Interference? 5 Times the US Meddled in Foreign Elections

In the past 15 years alone, there are many cases of the U.S. interfering in the Democratic process of foreign nations. Here are some of the worst examples.

Washington D.C. – If you read any article about the “Russian hacking” or “U.S. election interference” you will likely see some reference to the U.S.’s own long history of election interference. Yet most of these articles defend the U.S. by claiming that such interference campaigns dropped off significantly since the end of the Cold War. This

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PSY-Group to Black Cube: Israel’s Role in Global Cyber-Election Meddling

When it comes to provable election meddling, including social media campaigns to smear politicians, Israel has become the “go to” place for politicians to seek election victory through guile and deceit.

This photo made on Sunday Jan.1, 2017, shows a tenth grader attending a class how to investigate a computer network that has been hacked in Beit Shemesh, Israel. In its quest to become a world leader in cyber security and technology, Israel is placing its hopes in the country's youth. (AP Photo/Daniel Estrin)

Those US and British politicians who are bashing Russia for foreign “election meddling” could use a more honest set of talking points. It is Israel, not Russia, China, or North Korea, that hosts a blossoming industry of cyber-election meddlers who operate from corporate offices in Tel Aviv, Cyprus, London, Washington, and Tortola. Most, if not all,

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Indicted Russians Actually Show Up in Court, Mueller Scrambles

Mueller asked a Washington federal Judge for a protective order that would prevent the delivery of copious evidence.

Outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller smiles as he speaks at the Justice Department in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, during his farewell ceremony. Mueller is stepping down in September after 12 years heading the agency. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is scrambling to limit pretrial evidence handed over to a Russian company he indicted in February over alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, according to Bloomberg. Mueller asked a Washington federal Judge for a protective order that would prevent the delivery of copious evidence to lawyers for Concord

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Venezuela’s Elections Were Not Free or Fair – They Were Undermined by the US

Steven Chovanec explains some of the US meddling in the recent Venezuelan elections, which, he argues, shows a clear disdain for democracy and an intention to pressure and coerce the Venezuelan people.

Supporters of President Nicolas Maduro attend a campaign rally in the parish of Catia in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, May 4, 2018. Venezuelans will vote for a new president in the upcoming presidential elections on May 20. (AP/Ariana Cubillos)

The Western press did its utmost to portray the recent elections in Venezuela as fraudulent. There were legitimate allegations raised, such as how Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro offered recipients of state benefits a “prize” if they came out to vote. Therefore, an increasingly reluctant public would be compelled to vote for him to receive

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U.S. Meddled in Venezuela’s Elections, Says Venezuelan Foreign Minister

Were the election boycotts an attempt by Western diplomats to meddle in the elections of Venezuela?

Venezuela Election

Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, talked about how the US embassy and American diplomats meddled in Venezuela’s elections, calling for the opposition to boycott the elections in a bid to undermine its legitimacy, in a recent interview with Deutsche Welle. Western media, in attempts to parrot the illegitimacy claims, have often pointed

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The Untold Story: Russiagate and the Media’s Authoritarian Turn

There is no evidence that the WikiLeaks disclosures or the social media posts allegedly intended to undermine support for Clinton had any effect on the election. What almost certainly did was low turnout by Democratic voters, especially African-Americans.

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Committee on Intelligence, speaks during a media availability as reporters keep an eye on their phones, after a closed-door meeting of the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Feb. 5, 2018 in Washington. (AP/Alex Brandon)

NEW YORK -- Published 25 years ago this fall, Mark Danner’s 22,000-word article for the New Yorker magazine recreated, in painstakingly vivid detail, the 1981 massacre of nearly 800 villagers by a  Salvadoran Army brigade hunting for communist guerrilla fighters: Through the window she saw soldiers leading groups of men from the little whitewashed

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