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.


It couldn’t be that Trump won because of Hillary could it? I mean because she is the quintessential Democrat right?

roy in nipomo

And the hard evidence for this Russian hacking of voting machines is what? If Putin actually did put Trump in office (a possibility I discount at this time), he screwed up. Trump being favorable toward fossil fuels is breaking Russia’s rice bowl. Mrs Clinton would have done all she could to curtail oil, gas & coal production in the US (in the name of “the environment”), which would have made Russian petroleum more valuable and more income for Russia & Putin’s supporters.

Without any evidence, the idea of Putin hacking of our election is a fever dream of the Left.

Mitch C

This is the most insane thing that I have ever seen in print. Talk about fantasy and illogical conclusions. This kind of crazy thinking really pissed me off.


“Jim Duenow… has served on multiple San Luis Obispo City commissions and committees.”

Well, no wonder why the city of SLO is so horribly messed up.

I’m hoping that Duenow’s opinion piece is just a very poorly-scribed satire or is just very thinly-veiled sarcasm. Otherwise, it may be a frightening and disturbing local example of Trump Derangement Syndrome gone completely off the rails. After nearly a full year of “investigation” of this imaginary election “scandal”, not one shred of actual evidence has been provided of any such “collaboration” or “collusion” that actually affected the outcome of the election. Quite the contrary- focus is now being placed on the Clinton camp for fascinating alleged misdeeds.

Duenow’s piece is so far off base that it would take hours to rebut every single “charge” point by point. A more effective approach would be to simply do some independent research and reading of the current reporting on the matter. Simply- none of it is supported, so far at least, by any actual facts. NONE of it.

Look- like it or not, Trump is the President. And those who don’t like it would be much better served by providing a factual basis for their opposition, rather than wild imaginary dream scenarios bordering on lunacy.


Why would Trump accede to Russia when by the author’s admission Trump, with his wealth, could have bought it?


John Grisham, the writer, lawyer/politician, would love that plot for one of his fiction novels.


Crazy. And someone who has been isolated in San Luis Obispo County for 50 years knows all of this because…let me guess…he reads the Tribune?


Or maybe listens to CNN (Crazy News Network) all day. Even Clapper, Comey, etc. have stated the State elections were not hacked, only illegals were allowed to vote (lol)… How long did Mr. Duenow practice law? He should write a fiction novel regarding this election.


A lawyer, huh? Sounds pretty speculative, ‘squier.

Fact: opinion polls do not an election make. Just because the polls mis-guessed (yeah, guess, or gamble, as in statistical analysis) the election outcome shouldn’t really surprise you, mister, when the ACTUAL votes are tallied, in an actual election process, not a sampled poll.

Fact: I personally turned away several pollsters in 2016 when they called on me to spill my guts about initiatives and, yeah Presidential candidates, and that is more likely what skewed your pretty picture of HRC’s campaign and surprise/demise.

Learn the hard way that facts remain, of which you are in a fair deficit, ‘squier.

Russians are hatching eggs of dementia in your brain RIGHT NOW!! Those pesky perennial enemies!

Rich in MB

There was no Russian Election hack…why can’t the left just admit their Candidate and her ideas LOST? Why do they have to lie to themselves and invent Birther Conspiracies to help them sleep at night?

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