To the Editor:

So, some Russian operatives tried to influence voters in the 2016 presidential election. Was it illegal? Did it work?

That depends on the “spin” offered by each political party. Attempts to influence voters is nothing new, just look at the volume of political ads in your mailbox these days.

Politicians try to “spin” their personalities, persuasions and promises while denouncing their opponents with “fake news.”

But that’s legal, right? Surely no one would stoop to illegal influence, would they? Have you forgotten Watergate or the dead voters of Duval County?

The real crime in our political process is not the influencers, but the overwhelming number of eligible voters who don’t vote!

Jimmy Towers


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Rule of thumb: It's illegal if the Republicans do it. It's legal if it's the Democrats. I hope that helps clear up the confusion.

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