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What does election hacking mean for democracy?

As the US expels 35 Russian Diplomats—and Russia responds—John Naughton reflects on the lessons of this interference

By John Naughton  

The headquarters of the CIA in Langley, Virginia

The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in this year’s presidential election to help Donald Trump win. Speaking on Fox News the beneficiary of these alleged subterranean efforts retorted, “I think it’s ridiculous. I think it’s just another excuse. I don’t believe it.” And his transition team issued a dismissive statement. “These are the same people,” it stated, “that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. The election ended…

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