“The Turtle,” “Mitch The Snitch,” “Grim Reaper” – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a lot of nicknames. But none of them have seemed to bother ol’ Mitch (they roll right off his turtle shell), except maybe his most recent one: Moscow Mitch. Mr. McConnell was upSET after the Washington Post called him a “Russian asset,” and other reports dubbed him “Moscow Mitch,” leading #MoscowMitch to trend on Twitter. These accusations come after McConnell blocked multiple election security measures in the Senate. Can we have a bill requiring campaigns to report offers of assistance from foreign governments to the FBI? Mitch said nope. What about a bill that would direct election assistance funding to states and require backup paper ballots? Mitch said no and NO. And those are only a couple examples of the proposed legislation he’s shutting down. So, here’s the thing: our elections can be more secure. State- and local-election officials are preparing for the worst election breaches, and Robert Mueller said that “much more needs to be done in order to protect against these intrusions, not just by the Russians but others as well.” You’d think we’d pounce on this threat like a mountain lion. Instead, we’ve stuck our head in a shell.

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