I don't know very many people claiming the Russians altered the vote,
Then why bring it up?
and I think most people are aware the POTUS isn't selected by popular vote.
The claim is that the Russians used a selective information/disinformation release campaign to undermine support for Clinton.
Often using the term 'election hacking', which is odd, because absent ballots/vote counts being changed, the only thing 'hacked' were private emails, not the actual election.
Would such a campaign have been acceptable if only US nationals were involved? What if it was a corporation in the form of a news agency engaging in similar tactics for their preferred candidate?
Oh right, the anger exists only because it was an op done against the left's candidate who lost, everything done to their non-preferred candidate(s) was alright.
And the US isn't the only country where this kind of these kinds of activities have been seen,
It's as if... some people may take a vested interest in the the political races and may try to influence the outcome, even in other countries.
Member that one time, when Obama & crew were working against Netanyahu's re-election bid? I member.
so why it's so damned unbelievable in the US is beyond me.
Except for the total lack of hard evidence that it was the Russians. Remember, intelligence agencies saying they think the Russians did it, or that Russia would probably prefer one outcome vs another isn't proof, only reasoned conjecture.
But at any rate, there seems to be this conflation between "interfering in the election" and "tampering with ballots" used by Trump defenders,
Says the person who brought up altered votes.
the reason being the former has some people in fairly high places stating it happened,
Aren't these the same people/positions who said WMDs in Iraq was a sure thing?
whereas the latter is indeed a left-wing conspiracy theory that no one takes seriously.
Yet you bring such things up.