In one of the most brazen and effective attacks on our Democracy, 22 million eligible voters — the overwhelming majority of which came from Democratic voting blocs — were eliminated from registration rolls nationwide just prior to the 2016 elections. There is a clear paper trail leading to the individuals and organizations responsible for this criminal interference in our elections, but the role that Russia played in executing this strategy is still in question. Evidence does suggest, though, that there was collaboration between the Republican Party and their Russian accomplices.
As Reuters reported in April:
A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters’ faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former U.S. officials told Reuters.