Politico: Suddenly, ‘Fears Loom Large’ of Cheating and Hacking the Midterms

By Tim Graham 

Can we guess the liberal media thinks the midterms will be ugly for the Democrats? Because Monday’s theme was rediscovering the potential of cheating before the midterm results come in. 

Early on Monday morning, Politico tweeted out “The 2020 presidential election was rife with allegations of voting machine hacks that were later debunked. Yet there are real risks that hackers could tunnel into voting equipment and other election infrastructure to try to undermine Tuesday’s vote.”

The linked article by Eric Geller carried this headline: 

6 election security threats to watch for on Election Day: Hacking threats and disinformation fears loom large as voters head to the polls.

The liberal media energetically proclaimed the 2020 elections were the fairest in history, but suddenly as a red wave seems to be building, the midterms could be seriously compromised! Geller began:

The midterms face a bevy of digital threats, from stolen Twitter accounts to hacked election websites, that could spark chaos, confusion and unrest that last long after the polls close.

The 2020 presidential election was rife with allegations of voting machine hacks that were later debunked. Yet there are real risks that hackers could tunnel into voting equipment and other election infrastructure to try to undermine Tuesday’s vote.

As usual, the Mueller Media found the villains are Russians and right-wingers: 

Russia stoked divisions during the 2016 campaign, and federal agencies recently warned that foreign actors may once again spread falsehoods about supposed hacks of election systems. But in recent years, domestic sources of mis- and disinformation have become the more widespread and potent threat. Election-related falsehoods are ubiquitous in right-wing circles, and foreign adversaries eagerly exploit these lies whenever possible.

Twitchy noted conservative journalists like Ashe Short were mocking the obvious partisan spin: 

Or, as radio host Clay Travis summarized the media,The election we won was secure, but there are real concerns that the election we are about to lose will not be secure. Get ready for this first thing on Wednesday.”

This was a nice match for the networks on Monday morning trying to spook voters that it could be violent at their local polling place on Tuesday.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Newsbusters and is reposted with permission.