America is still trying to come to grips with the story of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Russia’s efforts to undermine Democrat Hillary Clinton, and later how they helped Republican Donald Trump win, is something Americans need to understand if only to keep it from happening again.
But, to think what happened in 2016 was a one-time situation is not accurate. David Shimer’s new book, Rigged: America, Russia, and One Hundred Years of Covert Electoral Interference, details the history of how both countries have attempted to put their thumb on the scales of democracy around the globe. Shimer also delivers a stark warning about the 2020 election as Russia’s efforts continue apace.
Shimer joins Managing Editor Bryan Schott to discuss his book and the threat to elections in America that we’re still not taking seriously.