What about that identity theft thing, though?
I'm surprised this doesn't pick on the veracity of the accounts of huge numbers of people's identities being faked to send in the faked messages on the topic. I get that you're looking at the end as more important than the means, but if the reports are correct and potentially thousands of genuine citizens' information was used to create the impression that they supported a political point of view without their knowledge, that seems to me a pretty big story in its own right- possibly the first occurrence of a new kind of identity theft. Also it seems like regardless of the source it probably ought to be illegal.
Certainly something I'd be interested to get a Reg angle on, seeing as most of the reports I have seen have been interesting and strongly suggestive but lacking in that necessary edge and sense of the big picture.