U.S. influence in other nation’s elections: 81; U.S. influenced by another nation: 1

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The Los Angeles Times reports that the U.S. remains well ahead on the scorecard of the number of elections it has influenced versus the number of its elections that has been influenced.

That number doesn’t include military coups and regime change efforts following the election of candidates the U.S. didn’t like, notably those in Iran, Guatemala and Chile. Nor does it include general assistance with the electoral process, such as election monitoring.

Levin defines intervention as “a costly act which is designed to determine the election results [in favor of] one of the two sides.” These acts, carried out in secret two-thirds of the time, include funding the election campaigns of specific parties, disseminating misinformation or propaganda, training locals of only one side in various campaigning or get-out-the-vote techniques, helping one side design their campaign materials, making public pronouncements or threats in favor of or against a candidate, and providing or withdrawing foreign aid.

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One Response to U.S. influence in other nation’s elections: 81; U.S. influenced by another nation: 1

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