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Whose election is it?


We do not want the Russians — or anyone else — to influence the outcome of our elections. But interfering in elections is an everyday occurrence. According to historian Alfred W. McCoy, citing research at Carnegie Mellon University, between 1946 and the year 2000, the U.S. intervened in 81 elections in foreign countries. Stephen Kinzer writes in his book “Overthrow” that the U.S. has overthrown 14 foreign governments. Interference in elections has also become a homegrown problem in the United States.

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