Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager, Robert Mook, is teaming up with the equally unsuccessful Matt Rhoades of Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential bid to protect the integrity of elections, it was announced Tuesday.
Their “Defending Digital Democracy” (DDD) project, however, will not be focusing on fraudulent voter roles or illegal alien voting like President Donald Trump’s own Advisory Committee on Election Integrity. Instead, the project, hosted by Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, will focus on the mainstream media’s favorite supposed font of election problems: Russia.
According to a press release announcing the project:
Co-led by the former campaign managers for Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney and experts from the national security and technology communities, including Facebook and Google, the project aims to identify and recommend strategies, tools, and technology to protect democratic processes and systems from cyber and information attacks.
While the official release does not mention the Russian bear, both the Washington Post and the Hill were quick to pick up on the Muscovite subtext.
“Americans across the political spectrum agree that political contests should be decided by the power of ideas, not the skill of foreign hackers,” DDD Project Director Eric Rosenbach said.
[So.. Clintonistas armed with comprehensive knowledge of current defenses against election hacking.. what could go wrong there? --Editor]