We are learning more every day about how the Russians influenced the 2016 presidential election. (If you need me to link to recent news stories about this, then it’s clear you wouldn’t bother to follow those links.) So what would happen if the Russians decided to target municipal elections in, say, the 10 largest U.S. cities? If their goal was to sow discord and chaos, wouldn’t municipal elections look tempting? Dallas — just to pick a city at random — has the lowest voter turnout of any big city in the country. We’ve got a big bond vote upcoming. How hard would it be to target likely voters in Dallas with disinformation that could sway the vote? And I’m not talking about the sort of disinformation that our own elections administrator has spread.
But I’m sure that’ll never happen. Right?