How Bots Ignited False Voter Fraud Claims In Kentucky & What Means For 2020 | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

How Bots Ignited False Voter Fraud Claims In Kentucky & What Means For 2020 | The 11th Hour | MSNBC 1


The New York Times explains how false information quickly spread on social media during Kentucky's recent gubernatorial, and how those concerns could show up again in the 2020 election. Clint Watts reacts. Aired on 11/11/19.
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How Bots Ignited False Voter Fraud Claims In Kentucky & What Means For 2020 | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

69 Comments on "How Bots Ignited False Voter Fraud Claims In Kentucky & What Means For 2020 | The 11th Hour | MSNBC"

  1. Republican governor Bevin lost the Kentucky governor election fairly, he just cannot accept the fact that Donald Trump came to booster his campaign but still lost.

  2. Donald Trump Kentucky please don’t do this to me, Bevin still lost the Kentucky governor race.

  3. Who doesn’t know that our elections will be completely rigged in 2020? The Trumps and their goons are HELPING them. Removal is America’s only hope, followed by a clean up operation. THEN your votes might MEAN something. They have a LOT of different plans, and we have NO WAY to clear up the corruption, unless we get Russia’s helpers OUT ✌️

    • NOTE TO THE MENTALLY ILL TRAITOR TRUMP SUPPORTERS: In the recent elections, a few days ago, strong RED states, such as Virginia, became BLUE! Virginia became 100% BLUE. Americans have woke up, and are waking up, to the FACT that Trump is a habitual liar, and a complete corrupt and criminal traitor, among many other very bad things, such as a sexual abuser. Deal with it!

    • @Gabe Dudley I never called you a lier. My account is private not fake. I did suggest you need to apply some logic, and I stand by that. Keep trying, Skippy.

    • @some guy oh i get it. Your talking about trump? Orange man bad?

    • @George Hackett ah yes…follow the money…start with the portfolios that all these GOP members subscribe to for their Investments that include heavy investment in privatization… it’s not even hidden that well and it’s not illegal yet

  4. This can only be cleaned up from the inside. Even when Trump’s goons aren’t actively assisting Russian Bots, they NEVER lift a finger to stop it, because it helps them. REMOVE the Conspirators, The Trumps, at the Impeachment, or 2020 will be a FIX, and the Republic will be DONE

    • Purple Flame Tarot | November 12, 2019 at 6:51 AM | Reply

      Yep. Moscow Mitch even blocked cyber security legislation to protect against them. He may as well be saying “come on in boys.”

    • like guillibran said, wash the oval office with clorox. & the whole wh, it’s spread since then.

    • My darling the voting fraud is being committed by voter machine companies. It has nothing to do with President Trump, nor anyone on the left. We have dark and deep destruction Happening Here by the stupidity of hiring foreign based voter machine companies.

    • great point

  5. altitude illume | November 12, 2019 at 4:32 AM | Reply


  6. The idea is to sew mass confusion, and it will keep getting worse; so we won’t be able to tell when they actually ARE rigging the elections. And, when we find out about it, it will be dismissed as just one more, “Conspiracy Theory,” of a hundred more. You want to get Putin OUT of our elections? Get their Conspirators out. REMOVE THE TRUMPS

  7. George Hackett | November 12, 2019 at 4:37 AM | Reply

    They’re missing the elephant in the room: This stuff wouldn’t be believed as a matter of course if Right Wing media hadn’t spent the last 30 years convincing their voters that Democrats want to force their children to be transgender, Clinton is a killer robot from the future, Obama was sent by satan, etc. The created the bed for these ugly seeds to take root. All Russia is doing is gaming the system the GOP put in place.

    • Jeffrey Crenshaw | November 14, 2019 at 5:32 PM | Reply

      @mike rockfort The reason there aren’t that many right wing news sources is because the right isn’t interested in news or truth. They are interested in propaganda and fantasy (see also the correlation between being right wing and believing in a sky daddy).

    • @Jeffrey Crenshaw —how in the world can you be so dumb??? cant u see cnn and the rest are propaganda and fantasy,,,guess not,hope u wake up some day.

    • Jeffrey Crenshaw | November 14, 2019 at 7:32 PM | Reply

      @mike rockfort If you want supporting evidence for which of us is likely more intelligent, compare our grammar.

  8. Republicans can’t accept they lost! 🤣

  9. Russia and Trump have really done a number on the US, I hope it recovers when Trump is gone. When you question the vote (without evidence) you are going the way of tin-pot dictatorships.

  10. If they lose they will never accept it that they did. Bevin has yet to accept him losing the election. Oh you know they will complain about the elections being rigged by any means… They will complain that the election was rigged honestly. Complaining cause it didn’t go in the direction that they wanted honestly. They will only agree if it helps them. Didn’t Mitch more or less stop the US from STOPPING THE RUSSIAN INFULENCE Yep….. Russia will always be involved into disrupting our elections and they are getting smarter because Trump more or less stopped anyone looking into Russia doing that. And why did he do that? 2020 just saying…

  11. Twitter needs to suspend Trump’s account !!!

    • Matthew Wilson | November 12, 2019 at 9:29 AM | Reply

      I gave up arguing with bots a while ago. So, these sites that allow disinformation to sit alongside of information are not my cup of tea.
      I will make voting a priority in my life, but until there is a site that either leaves off politics completely or legitimately moderates their platform, I’ll choose not to indulge.
      Of course YouTube is in the same camp as Facebook and Twitter, but I like my documentaries. And at least YouTube allows reporting of hate speech for the really serious hate mongers.

    • If Trump is kicked off of Twitter – how will he be able to post confessions to his crimes in a timely manner? How will he be able to fire people?

    • Then we won’t be able to see Trump misspell more words. Trump idiots might forget how dumb Trump really is.

  12. Well three years have passed with little or no election security measures put in place, so this comes as no surprise. In fact, one could argue that it is not only inevitable, but *intentional*

    • @Ancel Rick State receives federal funding for elections and those funds have been cut by the senate, hard to regulate elections without funding!!!!!!

    • Moscow Mitch has been sitting on a House passed bill dealing with election security. Maybe after this false tweet saying Republicans absentee ballots were thrown out, he will remove his butt from that bill and bring it up for a Senate vote.


    • @Boar Stud This “funding” is mostly provided by the state as a line item in the states annual budget. “extra” funding may be Federal. If your state relies on federal handouts for core functions, your state Government is not working. The states responsibility for running elections is mandated by the constitution .

  13. rebecca gerringer | November 12, 2019 at 5:14 AM | Reply

    How do you erode democracy? “You cause people to question the election processes and get them to believe in conspiracy theories….” he’s right!!

    • @netzoned well there are so many investigations going on so many matters ..never heard so many incriminating evidence in the history of USA .it is up to justice system and rule of law to take the decisive actions so that democracy is upheld ..

    • @hazmi mosafeer … Regarding latest possible implications for traitor Trump Jr: NOTICE him at the dinner table with the criminals;
      *The Ukraine Scandal Sees Its First Arrests*
      Keep in mind, that is from October 10, 2019!

    • Harmonious Universe | November 20, 2019 at 11:06 PM | Reply

      Wake up their has been voter fraud PROVEN and flipped to the Dems.

    • @Harmonious Universe … Hey Russian TROLL, what’s up? Yep, Russian TROLL! Even the Federal Election Commission proved that is bogus! Anyone that still spews that nonsense is a Russian TROLL, or a Trump Swamp Sheep. BOTH are for Russia, hence Russia TROLLS, since traitor Trump and the traitor republicans both work with and or for Putin! That is why so many traitor republicans are in Federal prison, will go to Federal prison, and have or are resigning in an attempt to run away from indictment… because their lies and crimes came to light weeks / months ago, and because TRUE Patriots are now testifying against them! *_IN FACT, Sondland just implicated and or incriminated the whole top level traitor REPUBLICAN cabinet yesterday in his sworn testimony before Congress!_*

      Well, actually, since years ago. Even traitor Trump openly solicited Russia to interfere during the 2016 election process. And, the Mueller report proved there was Russia hacking and meddling. Even British Intelligence proved that.

    • FYI to whoever: Besides the arrests and indictments of Parnas and Fruman, who Giuliani worked with and for, at the command of traitor Trump, last week Roger Stone was convicted on ALL COUNTS, SEVEN, of lying to Congress during the Mueller probe, and of witness tampering. That trial testimony also proved that traitor Trump lied in his sworn testimony to Mueller! And, hmm, I wonder who else has been intimidating and tampering with witness’s testifying, from the TRUE Patriot whistle blower, to the TRUE Patriots testifying to Congress? Could that possibly be Donald J. Trump, the lying traitor?

  14. mistercohaagen | November 12, 2019 at 5:31 AM | Reply

    Step 1: Don’t believe _anything_ on Twitter.

  15. Rupert Murdick is pure evil. He owns Fox and heaps of media outlets world wide spreading his hated and filth

    • People aren’t aware that Murdoch setup a conservative news network sponsored by Saudis to knock off Aljazeera …. we’re living in the precursor to dystopia

    • President of the Virgin Islands | November 12, 2019 at 7:46 PM | Reply

      Don’t forget his ex-wife dated Putin for a while.

    • President of the Virgin Islands …Ahhhh yes…almost forgot about Ms. Wendy…and WTAF is WRONG w/Gerri Hall?!?! Didn’t she get enough $$ from Mick?!?! There’s really (and I mean this) NOT enough coin in the world to accept THAT😖

  16. Tessmage Tessera | November 12, 2019 at 6:34 AM | Reply

    *IRREGULARITIES:* “We did gerrymandering… we did voter suppression… and we still lost, anyway. Something is irregular!!!”

  17. And this was amplified by 1 tweet. This about that. Disinformation spewers such as this should be treated just like people saying the word “bomb” at an airport.

  18. Lonewolf Fisherman | November 12, 2019 at 7:12 AM | Reply

    It’s not the bots! Republicans themselves have been screaming about voter fraud for years, but there never seems to be any when they win. 🤔

  19. The user name is off. First name bases “Luis”. Also I notice these “Russian” bots tend to use Latin last name: Ramon, Dominguez or Juan These bots are going global with user names.

  20. Here we go…… changing the truth to suit the beloved “ poorly educated”….. yes but, no but, ….

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