Russian Generals optimistic for free and open US elections
MOSCOW, Russia — More than 57.6 million Americans have cast votes in the upcoming midterm primary elections taking place in Nov. 2018, according to Russia's Novaya Gazeta newspaper. The report came soon after Russian President Vladimir Putin was again re-elected in a landslide.
According to the paper, President Donald J. Trump was among the first to cast a ballot, despite having to be told multiple times that he could not vote for himself. The president praised himself for having the courage to face adversity and, without the need of a translator, told Russian reporters that his fellow Americans should trust his administration and their ability to carry out this election safely.
Top generals at the Russian Ministry of Defense echoed similar views.
“We are working diligently behind the scenes to prevent voter intimidation and fraud," said Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov. "I want to personally assure the American people that the Russian Federation strongly supports democracy, and i…
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