Bernie Sanders Raises Concerns Regarding Midterm Elections


On Wednesday, Senator Bernie Sanders expressed concerns about the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, reports The Hill.

An Overview of Sanders’ Statements

During an interview with Hill.TV, Sanders vocalized the following thoughts about November’s midterm elections:

“Based on what happened in 2016 and based on what we’re hearing about 2018, they should be very concerned,” Sanders said during an interview with Hill.TV regarding the midterms. “We have got to do everything that we can, not only to protect the sanctity of our process, but to tell the Russians that we will not accept their meddling in our elections.”

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Sanders is one of many political public figures who have condemned Russian interference in U.S. elections. The Senate Intelligence Committee received word on Wednesday of other nations’ attempts to meddle in the upcoming elections.

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As the midterm elections get closer and closer, the anticipation heightens. The GOP wishes to maintain Congressional power. Democrats, on the other hand, are hoping for a “blue wave” to regain dominance in the Senate and House of Representatives.

Ken Lescord

Well if the Russians really medaled in it and I haven't seen proof of that yet. At least they knew who would make the better president for America and it sure the hell weren't Hillary.

James Bratcher

So this is going to be standard operating procedure now? We're just gonna have one side or the other claim that our elections are not legitimate every cycle forever? What is the end game here? Are we chomping at the bit for all out war with Russia? Over social media trolling no less? That's just blowing my f***ing mind; half the country wants to have a nuclear war over Facebook trolling!?!? Are we to suspend elections? Should we mandatorily deactivate all U.S. social media accounts during election years? Think about what is being said. Think about it and recognize that an avowed communist has infiltrated the United States Senate and is using his seat to question the American democratic process. Read that slowly and let it sink in. Do the communist Russians really need to hack our elections or have they already beaten us?

Curtis Neilson

Undocumented vote and dead people I'm concerned to live lol

Leopoldo Afable

Concern of what? Old man.

David Ward

Read this and then, past it around. In case you haven't connected the dots... Putin controls the largest oil company in Russia. He made a 500 Billion dollar deal with the CEO of Exxon Mobil. Obama put sanctions in place which stopped that deal. Russia then hacked into our government in order to get Trump elected. When the CIA told Congress this in September (James Comey was also in that meeting), Mitch McConnell refused to tell the American people, blackmailing Obama saying he would frame it as playing partisan politics during the election. Comey released the infamous no-information letter. Mitch McConnell's wife was picked for Trump's cabinet. Wonder why our President has been so quick to dismiss the CIA's findings?.........Here are some facts : Decide for yourselves 1) Trump owes Blackstone/ Bayrock group a reported $100 million to $560 million dollars (one of his largest debtors and the primary reason he won't reveal his tax returns) 2) Blackstone is owned wholly by Russian billionaires, who owe their position to Putin and have made billions from their work with the Russian government. 3) Other companies that have borrowed from Blackstone have claimed that owing money to them is like owing to the Russian mob and while you owe them, they own you for many favors. 4) The Russian economy is badly faltering under the weight of its over-dependence on raw materials which as you know have plummeted in the last 2 years leaving the Russian economy scrambling to pay its debts. 5) Russia has an impetus to influence our election to ensure the per barrel oil prices are above $65 ( they are currently hovering around $50) 6) Russia can't affordably get at 80% of its oil reserves and reduce its per barrel cost to compete with America at $45 or Saudi Arabia at $39. With Iranian sanctions being lifted Russia will find another inexpensive competitor increasing production and pushing Russia further down the list of suppliers. As for Iranian sanctions, the 6 countries lifting them allowing Iran to collect on the billions it is owed for pumping oil but not being paid for it. These billions Iran can only get if the Iranian nuclear deal is signed. Trump spoke of ending the deals which would cause oil sales sanctions to be reimposed, which would make Russian oil more competitive. 7) Rex Tillerson (Trump's ex Secretary of State) was the head of ExxonMobil, which is in possession of patented technology that could help Putin extract 45% more oil at a significant cost savings to Russia, helping Putin put money in the Russian coffers to help reconstitute its military and finally afford to mass produce the new and improved systems that it had invented before the Russian economy had slowed so much. ? Putin cannot get access to these new cost saving technologies OR outside oil field development money, due to US sanctions on Russia, because of its involvement in Ukrainian civil war. 9) Look for Trump to end sanctions on Russia and to back out of the Iranian nuclear deal, to help Russia rebuild its economy, strengthen Putin and make Tillerson and Trump even richer, thus allowing Trump to satisfy his creditors at Blackstone. 10) With Trump's fabricated hatred of NATO and the U.N., the Russian military reconstituted, the threat to the Baltic states is real. Russia retaking their access to the Baltic Sea from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and threatening the shipping of millions of cubic feet of natural gas to lower Europe from Scandinavia, allowing Russia to make a good case for its oil and gas being piped into eastern Europe. Sources: Time Magazine, NY Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian UK......phew.....did you make it thru all of that?... Russia’s state-run media channel Russia 24 wants everyone to know that President Donald Trump belongs to Moscow. Responding to reports that Trump told world leaders at the G-7 meeting in Canada last week that Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula is Russian because everyone there speaks Russian, the hosts of the Russian version of 60 Minutes victoriously declared that “Crimea is ours, Trump is ours.” Reported on June 15 2018 . Pass this on