After you sit and pause over this Muller investigation and the dozen Russians indicted (on Friday)....you come to this odd thing. Nowhere in this indictment is there some explanation over what the Russians did....beyond saying they sneaked, or broke into the three servers connected to the DNC, the House Democratic campaign, and the Hillary campaign. There has been a suggestion by one single state that the Russians did attempt (successfully) to break into the voter listing of Illinois. But no one says much after that.
Attempts on the 49 other states? Nope, no one says that in this effort.
But then you start to dig, seven other states had attempted hacks....it's just that the states didn't realize it. Yes, the US government went to analyze things and said that Alaska, Texas, Illinois, Arizona, Florida, California and Wisconsin....had issues. Why didn't they tell the states at the time? Prior to 2016's race? Unknown. They just chose not to make any big deal out of this. Why?
So I will tell you where all of this is going.
First, all of this chatter, if you accept it....means that the voting system can be hacked or manipulated (not that it occurred this time, and it won't be proven unless this gets into a court of law).
Second, by going at the voting listing, you are looking very likely at one key factor....real names/addresses....to be used to inject into second registrations. You could take Joe Smith of such-and-such address, and register Joe in another state, so he'll be in two elections. The problem here....which we have to worry about....what if 5-percent of registered voters are fake already, with Joe Smith-1 registered in this county, and Joe Smith-2 registered in another county....but neither are real. With the Russian method....you would just go and invent Joe Smith-3 in a third county, or another entire state. In fact, there might be twelve Joe Smiths existing out of one single non-existent Joe Smith.
Third, all of this leading back to absentee ballots? Yes. That's the amazing part of the story. As much as neither the Republicans and Democrats didn't want to tighten up the whole registration process....the Russians just walked into this 'candy-shop' and did their walk-around. They know how the 'candy-shop' works, and intend to return.
Could you fake-register 40,000 additional ballots in each state for 2020? Yes, of course.
Here's the nifty thing.....the Democrats desperately hope that these dozen Russians don't show up because if they do, and they tell you what their intention was....to add fake voters, and show you how crapped up the system is.....then you'd have to go and fix it.
1. Official US ID cards, only for citizens.
2. No registration for voting unless you have an official ID card.
3. Dumping of the entire voting listing in each state and start fresh.
4. Review the whole process for absentee ballots.
5. Mandate some kind of face-to-face contact with registered voters and county clerks.
6. Refuse last-minute registrations.
7. Mandate the security required for storing the registration data nationally.
Chance of any of this happening for 2020? Zero. Chance of a future hack to slant the US election process? Better than a 99-percent chance.