Did Russia hack the U.S. election?

August 5, 2017

James Duenow


Suppose the Russians stole the election for Trump. It would happen like this:

They would bring in a group of their techie experts, perhaps a dozen or so. Having carefully studied the voting and election process, they selected certain districts in certain states where they would send their experts and hack the voting machines to switch votes to Trump.

They would do just enough of them to get Trump through the Electoral College and into the White House.

Trump and his compatriots knew of the Russian conspiracy and cooperated with it. Thus when Trump got to the White House he is basically Putin’s lackey. We don’t know entirely how Putin will cash in on this but he’s probably already is somehow doing so.

Both the United States and Putin understand that because they are nuclear powers there will be no World War II type war. Maybe some of their small allies or dependent countries will engage in smaller fights or civil wars, but always local or regional fights.

The Russians understand that conflict now will be in the cyber world. They will hack our industries, business, financial world and elections.

Putin would like to get lackies into office like Trump, in all democracies. Since Putin is already reportedly the richest man in the world (200 billion), he wants to be the most powerful. He plans to do this by cyber warfare.

I believe we will eventually win that war, too, once our government understands the threat. We will prevail when they provide the resources for our intelligence techie people to fully engage in the fight.

We will win because our people are better educated, trained, experienced and motivated. There’s no way a techie working at the direction of the tyrant would be as motivated as one defending a free democracy.

Though Russia has a huge landmass, covering 11 time zones, it has an economy smaller than individual states like California, New York, Texas and others.

In fact, since Putin understands the nature of modern warfare, he spends only about 10 percent of what the United States wastes on the World War II type military.

We really need to stop spending all our money (about 650 billion per year) on the military. But unfortunately’ we are in the clutches of the military industrial complex that Eisenhower warned us about.

Too many people are getting rich and powerful in this way in our growing Plutocracy. For this reason cutting military spending and putting our resources into fighting the cyber war is politically very hard.

For a politician to call for severe cuts in funding to the military would probably be virtual suicide. Since the U.S. Defense Department also wisely puts bases or arms suppliers in almost every congressional district, a call for cuts would also result in the loss of local jobs – a “No, No” for a politician.

So why is the White House in such a panic over the Russia investigation? Because they know the election was stolen for Trump. They are afraid the special investigation will expose this fact.

What can we do? Write our representatives and tell them to shift resources from fighter planes, aircraft carriers and such to the experts in the cyber war.

If we do so, we might well prevent future stolen elections by our cyber enemy. Of course, none of this will happen until Trump is out of the White House.

He must go!

Jim Duenow has lived in San Luis Obispo County for 50 years. He is a civil trial lawyer, now semi-retired, who has served on multiple San Luis Obispo City commissions and committees.


James Duenow was simply tell the truth.

Bob Lyon

For all of you who support President Trump to the point of dismissing any suggestions that anything other than that he won fair and square, that voters were so turned off by Hillary, that there was no vote tally manipulation, that there wasn’t a single voter suppression incident anywhere in the country, wake up. The investigations being done by Robert Mueller and his team, the investigations being done by the Senate and the House, all of these are eventually going to uncover the truth of what happened. We may not find out each and every single incident of law breaking, but eventually there will be enough evidence for most sane Americans to demand articles of impeachment be drawn up, and if the leadership of the House of Representatives fails to do so, the 2018 elections will see a landslide of change in representation the House as Democrats will be elected finally hold President Trump accountable. If Republicans want to hold on to their Congressional offices, they will need to act, failure to do so will result in a huge change. This isn’t “wishful thinking” on my part, this is a recognition of the seriousness of the current investigations into all events connected to the election of Donald Trump to the office of President, an election he didn’t expect to win, most likely he was thinking his campaign donations would enable him to pay off his huge debts. Most of us realize that he would not be able to use those funds in that manner legally, but he knows so little of election laws, of how government works, he likely assumed he would be free to spend those funds in any manner he saw fit. If you still think he is doing a good job, please wander over to Vanity Fair and read the article about the Department of Energy and how badly the handover of power was transitioned from the Obama Administration to the Trump Administration. Donald Trump has no idea how government is supposed to work.


I’ve always felt that there was something wrong with Jim Duenow. He has just confirmed he is completely wackadoodle.


This is precisely why my community does not have sidewalks! James Duenow, please find your way to the nearest convalescent home. I’m quite certain if you make it in time for your meat gravy supper, afterwards the friendly nurses will serve you vanilla pudding while you’re dreaming about combat and watching past runs of “The Jerry Springer Show.”