Russia will lose the midterm elections in the US

01.08.2018

An early future will show which of the two parties - Democratic or Republican - will win in the November midterm elections in the United States. But it is already clear who will lose them.

In less than 100 days, on November 6, 2018, the US will hold an intermediate election to the Congress. The Americans will have to re-elect all 435 members of the House of Representatives, 33 out of 100 senators. In addition, many states hold municipal and gubernatorial elections. According to the polls, the Democratic Party somewhat bypasses the Republican Party and has good chances to win the majority as in the Senate, where Democrats need to get only two seats more than they have now, and in the House of Representatives, where they need about 20 additional seats for this. In the US, this usually happens - in the midterm elections the opposition party is better.

The dramatic nature of the forthcoming mid-term elections, however, is that if Democrats seize power on Capitol Hill, they will not hesitate to impeach US President Donald Trump. They do not like him very much, but they will leave many claims to themselves, as they can not be "sewed to business", which is carefully and methodically prepared against Trump by the special prosecutor Robert Mueller. And it will be about the "connections" of Trump and his team with Russia, their "collusion" with Moscow for the victory of the present, supposedly "favoring" the Russian president in the 2016 elections. For several years of obsessive propaganda, most Americans began to believe in this nonsense.

Therefore, Russia will "lose" the midterm elections at any outcome: anyone who is unlucky, whether weakened by the party, President Trump or the candidates who lost their mini-elections to the House of Representatives and the Senate, the losers will blame Russia for their failure.

Angry speeches of the vice-president

The topic of Russia's interference in the US elections in the past and in the future is actively developing, including with an eye to the midterm elections, both parties. Vice President Michael Pence, for example, does not feel any sympathy for the Russians, calling their "interference" in the 2016 election the "insulting American democracy." Speaking at a summit on cybersecurity in New York organized by the Ministry of Homeland Security, Pence suggested that "Russia's goal was to sow discord and disunity and weaken the faith of the American people in our democracy."

Focusing on the measures taken by the administration to protect future elections from these kinds of threats, Pence mentioned the FBI decision to create a working group to counter foreign influence and strengthen the state security ministry to work with the states to ensure the protection of electoral systems from intrusion by intruders.

We will force the Russians to pay for everything

Internal Security Minister Kirtsten Nielsen is on the same wave. She blamed Russia for the campaign in 2016 to exert influence to undermine public confidence in the democratic process and presidential elections. According to her, this campaign included cyber espionage, leaks of stolen data, cyber interference in voter registration systems, propaganda on the Internet and much more. And, the minister asserted, these efforts were directed from the very top. Kirsten promised not to allow this in the future.

Speaking in January this year at a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee of the US Congress, Nielsen explicitly indicated that Moscow could intervene in the midterm elections.

Pompeo is also against Russia

The same exhortation was repeatedly expressed by the former CIA director, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: Russia is trying to intervene in the electoral process in the United States to "undermine" American democracy. This "right hand" of Trump "definitely expects them to continue to try to do this" during the midterm elections. Promising to "resist" these machinations, Pompeo assured that "the Russian influence on our elections will not be significant."

Main alarmist

Director of National Intelligence of the United States Daniel Coates - is even more alarmed. He constantly declares that Russia is allegedly considering the midterm elections to the US Congress as a target for further cyberattacks.

Coates claimed at a hearing in the Senate Armed Services Committee that next year Russia will continue to use propaganda, social networks, people who are "false flag", as well as sympathizers who perform at various public events, and other means of influence to expand its range of subversive operations. He also said the same thing at a hearing in the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Trump: Russia will work in midterm elections against me

Yes, there are high-ranking officials, congressmen and senators - President Trump himself is afraid of Russia. In his tweet on July 24, Trump argued that Russia would work against him.

A few days earlier, for example, the US president promised that his administration would continue to make determined efforts to prevent these "attempts."

It is clear that Trump himself does not believe in this at all, and he often stated this in public. But since every time it caused a scandal, and accusing Russia of "interfering" in the elections is a two-edged weapon, why not use it against the Democrats?

everyone will act in this wayIf Trump plays these games, then ordinary participants in the pre-election race will also resort to this trick, especially if they are democrats: everyone can lose, and everyone should have an "excuse" . And in fact it is better than nothing.

Conclusions

The regular refutations from Russia that Moscow has never interfered and is not going to interfere in US elections in the US are not simply ignored.

Therefore, one can not be a great visionary to assume that all or almost all dissatisfied with the outcome of the November midterm elections will blame Russia for their defeat. The best "scapegoat". Moscow will once again be punished for what it did not do.