What possible motive does Russia have for hacking elections to favor Clinton over Bernie?

This makes no fucking sense, whatsoever:

9-13-2016 - NBCNEWS - NSA Chief: Potential Russian Hacking of U.S. Elections a Concern - The head of the National Security Agency said Tuesday that the potential for Russia to harm the U.S. electoral process in the upcoming general election is a concern.

8-29-2016 - NBCNEWS - Russians Hacked Two U.S. Voter Databases, Officials Say - Hackers based in Russia were behind two recent attempts to breach state voter registration databases, fueling concerns the Russian government may be trying to interfere in the U.S. presidential election, U.S. intelligence officials tell NBC News. The breaches included the theft of data from as many as 200,000 voter records in Illinois, officials say.

If anyone can come up with a possible motive for the Russians to do this, especially to give an advantage to Hillary, please tell me what it is.

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TheOtherMaven's picture

if it gets various states and communities to get off their dead asses and overhaul their benighted, primitive, easily hackable (they've known this for at least 16 years but nobody gave a shit until "Oh Noes, The Russians!") voting systems, it may possibly do some good. Possibly.

More likely they'll make a few cosmetic tweaks and call it good. Until the next hacking scandal.

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There is no justice. There can be no peace.

lunachickie's picture

beneficiary, Team Clinton. If you're all worried about Those Eeeeevil Russkies, you're not paying any attention to the Clinton sleights of hand.

Though I do agree with this:

if it gets various states and communities to get off their dead asses and overhaul their benighted, primitive, easily hackable ....voting systems, it may possibly do some good.

I doubt they have time to get it together by next month. If anything, this is going to create more chaos on this Election Day. Which is probably the actual goal...

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to run the federal elections sooner or later.
that'll solve everything. /s

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bygorry

Bisbonian's picture

Just looking to show that there is no logical reason for them to do this, and show that yes, Clinton/DNC has the only motive for the hacking.

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"I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” —Malcolm X

lunachickie's picture

there is no logical reason for them to do this....and Clinton/DNC has the only motive for the hacking.

I despise our media with a white-hot hatred, what they're doing to the people of this country with their propaganda and flat-out lies. Fucking traitors, propping the main traitor up. It makes me sick...

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Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal's picture

It's an excuse for handing our elections over to the Department of Homeland Security as an "essential industry" under the Patriot Act.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/election-cyber-security-georgia-22...

this is the PTB attempting to co-opt the fight for election justice, just as they've already done a fairly good job co-opting the fight for racial justice and gender justice.

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Amanda Matthews's picture

is she repugnant to millions on BOTH sides of the aisle. Her supporters are mainly the 'first woman president' fanatics and the well-to-do. So if she's hit with some big bombshells, she's in trouble. She can't afford to loose that many supporters. And she knows how much stuff is still out there. Who knows what will be the straw that breaks the camel's back?

Look how hard they keep trying to scare with with all the talk about Russia. They're nervous and they're willing to go as far as antagonize Russia, who we're already in a pissing match with and who's not Iraq or Syria, lesser nations that we couldn't control either.

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flowerfarmer's picture

in the middle east, which seems highly incredulous, there would be no reason for them to act to install the very person who salivates to make that dream come true.

Cold war bullshit, regurgitated by a frantic power hungry sociopath.
The internal polling must be off-the-charts.

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Bisbonian's picture

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"I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” —Malcolm X

they're setting up an excuse to vacate some election results? "Trump didn't win, the Russians hacked our machines!"

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Azazello's picture

That's my theory. The Clinton camp is scared. They don't know what Assange has. He may very well be bluffing but they know that there's some pretty bad stuff out there. If he releases damaging information, they will claim that is doctored and that Putin did it.

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We wanted decent healthcare, a living wage and free college.
The Democrats gave us Biden and war instead.

Bisbonian's picture

makes perfect sense, as deflection, innoculation. But the story itself makes no sense at all.

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"I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” —Malcolm X

A clever hacker knows how not to leave a trail and how to leave a misleading trail.

I haven't heard any accounts of hacking that separate the primary hacks from the subsequent hacks. We do know the primary hacks were of great benefit to Hillary, so if they are all from the same "guys" they are rigging the general for her too.

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thanatokephaloides's picture

Oh yeah, the act of putting the story out there makes perfect sense, as deflection, innoculation. But the story itself makes no sense at all.

No part of this election makes any sense at all!

Diablo

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flowerfarmer's picture

No part of this 'election' makes any sense at all!

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thanatokephaloides's picture

..... no part of this erection makes any sense at all -- no matter how we vote, we all are equally fucked!

Wink

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"US govt/military = bad. Russian govt/military = bad. Any politician wanting power = bad. Anyone wielding power = bad." --Shahryar

"All power corrupts absolutely!" -- thanatokephaloides