Democrats tried to claim the midterm elections were being rigged.
The Democrat National Committee filed a report saying hackers had targeted their voter files.
But the Democrats were caught in this lie and it’s sent party leaders running for cover.
Democrats Report An Attempted Hack
Democrats reported to the FBI that hackers tried to break into their voter files.
Officials said hackers launched a “phishing” attack where hackers send an email that looks like a real page asking the target to sign in.
Once the target signs in, the hackers steal their password.
“We believe that this was the beginning of a sophisticated attempt to hack into our voter file and we are treating it as such,” a top Democrat told the Wall Street Journal.
Journalists pounced on the story and fed the fear that Russians were interfering in the election.
Democrats use alleged Russian meddling as an excuse for losing in 2016.
Robert Mueller charged 12 Russians with hacking the Democrat National Committee emails.
But Mueller’s case will never be tried because the Russians will not travel to America to answer the charges.
Trump supporters are doubting the Russian hacking story.
The Nation magazine ran a story last year where experts said the Democrats were not hacked.
These experts stated a leaker inside the DNC stole the emails.
The Hacking Story Collapses
The Democrat’s claim of being hacked fell apart within 48 hours.
Experts found that the recent cyberattack was actually a security test.
Bob Lord, who is in charge of the DNC’s information security stated, “There are constant attempts to hack the DNC and our Democratic infrastructure, and while we are extremely relieved that this wasn’t an attempted intrusion by a foreign adversary, this incident is further proof that we need to continue to be vigilant in the light of potential attacks.”
The Wall Street Journal reported that a group that works with the Michigan Democrat Party ran the test.
Critics question the timing of the report.
Anti-Trump reporters seized on the story and claimed the Russians would meddle in the 2018 midterms.
They claimed there could be a repeat of 2016, where the media believes the Russians stole the election from Hillary Clinton.
Reporters use stories about hacking to put Republicans on their heels.
Liberals believe any report about hacking means Republicans are working with Russians to rig the election.
The media pushes these stories to whip up Democrat voter zeal.
Why 2018 Is So Important
Democrats will pull out all the stops to win in 2018.
The left will use fake news about email hacks to gin up base voter turnout.
That is because Democrats must win this election.
President Trump is enacting his agenda and making America great again.
Democrats only chance to stop him is winning the midterm elections.
If Republicans hold on, Trump is set up to win re-election in 2020.
That is why Republicans expect more fake news stories about email hacks in the run up to November.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.