Hillary Clinton Warns of Potential Russian Election Meddling in 2024
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has expressed concerns about potential Russian interference in the upcoming 2024 elections. Clinton, who ran as the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee in 2016, reiterated her belief that Russia meddled in the 2016 election and cautioned that Russian President Vladimir Putin may attempt to interfere again.
During an appearance on MSNBC’s “Inside with Jen Psaki,” Clinton stated, “The Russians have proved themselves to be quite adept at interfering, and if he [Putin] has a chance, he’ll do it again.” She emphasized her conviction that Russia interfered in the 2016 election, saying, “I don’t think despite all of the deniers, there’s any doubt that he interfered in our election.”
In the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election, cybersecurity experts uncovered a breach of Democratic National Committee emails connected to Russian-based actors. Russia was also believed to have established a troll farm to amplify discord and anger on social media during the election, among other influence campaigns.
Former President Donald Trump vehemently denied any allegations of direct coordination between his campaign and Russia leading up to his victory.
It’s worth noting that, in the aftermath of both the 2016 and 2020 elections, there were claims of interference or manipulation, including accusations against tech companies for their roles in suppressing certain news stories or information.
Hillary Clinton’s warning about potential Russian interference in the 2024 elections comes amid ongoing concerns about election security and foreign interference in U.S. politics. As the U.S. prepares for the next presidential election, discussions surrounding election integrity, cybersecurity, and foreign influence campaigns are likely to remain prominent topics of debate and investigation.