Re: Missing the point
Da–I mean–right on. The Russian game was to cast democracy as a disorganized, chaotic mess, as much for domestic consumption as its effect on the States. Regardless of who won, it was win-win for Putin. He gets to show Russians how superior it is to be run by a strongman, and cause America to doubt its own institutions.
I hear newscasts on both sides talk of how Russia "hacked" our election. They didn't hack the election, but they did hack our culture. They certainly tried to hack our election computers. They had about as much success as they did hacking our power grid. Not a call for complacence, but certainly a call for computer illiterates to stop overreacting and making policy in a panic.
Personally, I think the old hand ballots scaled well. That was ruined by a small number of Palm Beach morons who couldn't manage to puncture a pre-scored index card. Sorry, for saying, "moron". I'm no better than the trolls. I blame moose and squirrel.