By James Murphy - thenewamerican.com
The Democrat Party has spent four years blaming Hillary Clinton's election loss to Donald Trump in large part on Russian interference. Now, in 2020, the party's vice presidential candidate, Kamala Harris, is already signaling that another loss to Trump in 2020 might again be the fault of Russia. Harris made the claim in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN.
"I am clear that Russian interfered in the election of the president of the United States in 2016," Harris said. "I serve on the Senate Intelligence Committee. We have published detailed reports about exactly what we believed happened. And I do believe that there will be foreign interference in the 2020 election and that Russia will be at the front of the line."
When CNN's Dana Bash pressed as to whether such foreign interference could ultimately cost her and Biden the election, Harris said, "Theoretically, of course."
Harris may have been referencing a July report from the National Counterintelligence Security Center that alleged that Russia, China, and Iran were all looking to influence the result of the 2020 U.S. presidential election. The report claimed that Russia would prefer a Trump victory in the general election, while both China and Iran would rather Biden win.
But Harris ignored the part about China and Iran possibly interfering on behalf of her and Biden, and concentrated instead on those rascally Russians.
It wasn't the first time Harris claimed she was in the Kremlin's sights. In July of 2019, Harris claimed that her presidential campaign was the victim of "Russian bots." On The Breakfast Club radio show, Harris was asked if she thought she was being targeted by the so-called Russian bots, to which she responded: "Well, we already know we are."
Harris also claimed that so-called voter suppression and suspicion of the Democrats' mail-in voting scheme could lead to a chaotic election in November. "We have what happened in 2016, which is foreign interference," Harris said. "We have a president who is trying to convince the American people not to believe in the integrity of our election system and compromise their belief that their vote might actually count. These things are all at play."
Democrats have been clear that they do not wish to have a normal election in 2020 where the vast majority of voters head to to the polls on election day. Instead, prominent Democrats such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have been touting a yet-to-be-tried and certain-to-be-chaotic mail-in voting system, using the COVID-19 pandemic as cover for the scheme.
Harris also blamed the Supreme Court for its decision in Shelby County v. Holder in 2013 for enabling voter suppression. "We have classic voter suppression at play in this election coming up," Harris claimed. "After the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act with Shelby v. Holder in 2013, dozens of states passed laws that were designed to suppress the black vote, to suppress students from voting, to suppress our indigenous people from voting - so much so that in North Carolina a court of appeals said it was as if the law was passed with surgical precision to get in the way of black voters."
Those laws that Harris claims are "designed to suppress the black vote" are actually voter identification laws. Such laws have been passed throughout the past several decades - not just since 2013 as Harris claims - and were enacted to enhance election integrity by requiring that voters show identification in order to be granted a ballot. In Kamala Harris' skewed vision of the world, that's "classic voter suppression."
Harris and Biden, it seems, would prefer a system where people can vote wherever they want, whenever they want, and as many times as they want and never have to prove who they are.
The Russian election meddling narrative played so well in left-wing media for the past four years that Democrats have decided to trot it out again just in case their riotous street mobs and mail-in voting and ballot harvesting schemes can't sway the November election in their favor. Without a touch of irony, Harris claims that it's President Trump who is sowing the seeds of doubt as to the integrity of this year's election while she sits with a friendly CNN host and does that exact same thing.