How desperate is Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), who is being challenged by the popular current Republican Governor, Rick Scott?
Desperate enough to inject this completely unevidenced scare tactic into the campaign – excerpted from an article in the Tampa Bay Times:
TAMPA — Russian operatives have “penetrated” some of Florida’s voter registration systems ahead of the 2018 midterms, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said Wednesday, adding new urgency to concerns about hacking.
The state, however, said it has received “zero information” supporting his claim.
“They have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about,” Nelson told the Tampa Bay Times before a campaign event in Tampa. He said something similar a day earlier in Tallahassee but declined to elaborate.
“That’s classified,” the Democrat said Tuesday.
Oooooohhhh. Bogeyman time.
The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! Hide under your covers!
But don’t ask me for any evidence to substantiate it. See, that’s classified. So I don’t have to tell you. Nyah nyah nyah.
And if the Russian thing doesn’t work? Maybe I can say the NRA did it. Or the Koch brothers. Or Barron Trump. Or….
Give me time, I’ll think of something.
If this isn’t desperation, tell me what it is.