GOP Sen Rounds: ‘There Will Be Hell to Pay’ if Russia Meddles in 2018 Elections

byTrent Baker18 Feb 20180

18 Feb, 201818 Feb, 2018

Appearing Sunday on New York AM 970 radio’s “Th..

byTrent Baker18 Feb 20180

Appearing Sunday on New York AM 970 radio’s “The Cats Roundtable,” Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) delivered a stern warning to Russia if they meddle with the upcoming 2018 elections: “there will be hell to pay.”

“[Russia] did their best to influence the 2016 elections,” Rounds told host John Catsimatidis. “But there’s a difference between putting out lots of propaganda, which they did, and using the Internet to disseminate it, which they did. In order to get it on lots of different websites, they used what they call bots. … So they put out misinformation, used the bots to promote them to get them up into the social media networks, and from there, they could then influence the American people and what they saw on social media, which then drew the attention of the media.”

Rounds assured that measures are being made to keep the integrity of the 2018 elections “sacrosanct.”

He stated, “We have to have the ability to keep track of and to prove to people that these are honest elections and that an outside power didn’t do it. Part of the way we do that is to let the Russians know that if they mess with this stuff there will be hell to pay!”

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