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Oh. Your story sounds familiar, @GOPChairwoman.

October 28, 2016:

"Roger Stone, a Donald Trump supporter pushing the idea that the elections are rigged, claimed Wednesday that Hillary Clinton met privately with Broward's elections chief, Dr. Brenda Snipes. Both sides deny it."
@GOPChairwoman "Stone promised that photos of the meeting would be available 'shortly' on the website But two days later, there were no photos on the website.

Stone couldn't be reached for comment Friday."…
@GOPChairwoman "Stone promised pictures would back up his assertion, but he never produced the proof he promised.

Speaking to reporters," in March 2017, "Stone recanted the allegation against Snipes. He said he’d been given incorrect information which he repeated."…
@GOPChairwoman Notice the common denominator?

"Brenda Snipes is conceivably the single most corrupt and incompetent public official in the state of Florida ... Governor Rick Scott needs to remove Snipes before she can corrupt the General Election."

- Roger Stone
@GOPChairwoman Oh, look. It's Roger Stone's protégé chiming in this evening.
@GOPChairwoman Poor Rog!
@GOPChairwoman Good thing his friends are helping him out, huh?…
2018 edition:
In total, 13 posts from Jack Posobiec in less than 3 hours tagged #/StopTheSteal.
Well now. Look what's starting to trend on Twitter thanks to Russian-linked bots and trolls (via Hamilton 68).

Heya, Jack Posobiec! How'd this happen?
He's still going.
Posobiec is still going.
#/StopTheSteal hashtag moving up Hamilton 68's top hashtags list rather quickly thanks to Jack Posobiec's help.
Before (left) and after (right).

~ 30 minute difference between screenshots.
Go look for yourself how many accounts are pushing the hashtag. Dozens of posts using #/StopTheSteal per *minute*.…
For instance:
Before they try to claim Jack Posobiec's efforts are unrelated to Russian and bots and trolls spreading this disinfo, notice all the accounts *replying* to Posobiec's tweets using #/StopTheSteal. They're amplifying this.

to:jackposobiec #/stopthesteal…
Jack Posobiec and Roger Stone give us all a nod and a wink as to their involvement. This isn't exactly subtle.
Ending the night with this important point:
It looks like Jack is done (for now at least), but the gaslight is always on.
I need to add this.

On election day, Ali Alexander was on Lee Stranahan's radio show on Sputnik "to provide some of his predictions for what will happen in Tuesday's midterm elections."

Sputnik is a registered foreign agent of the Russian government.
Sputnik employee Lee Stranahan is also the guy who says he connected Roger Stone with Guccifer 2.0, a Russian intelligence officer in GRU.…
Who began tweeting about #/StopTheSteal yesterday afternoon? Ali Alexander, two days after he was on Lee Stranahan's radio show. Ali continued using the StopTheSteal hashtag throughout the day yesterday.

Ali was one of (possibly the first) the earliest users of #/StopTheSteal
Will Sommer wrote about Ali Alexander's involvement last night.

"Ali Alexander, a self-described philosopher and Republican activist who runs a PAC that’s bankrolled by the billionaire pro-Trump Mercer family, urged his fans to protest in Broward County."…
This is all unfolding in real time. Trump and his 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, are now tweeting about "election meddling" in Broward County. Protesters are on the scene.

They don't need Russia's help to do any of this, but it looks they're getting that help anyway.

Putin/Russia have nothing to do with Broward's voting problems. AFAIK,there is no reporting suggesting this. I'm not suggesting this.

I've only tried to show that #/StopTheSteal is a recycled narrative, aided by bots & trolls, some of which are linked to Russia. That's it.
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