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Russia Revives Its Botnet to Hit Swing-State Democrats

Contributor/Getty Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.Russian trolls and bots are coming back online ahead of the midterms—this time, amplifying right-wing vitriol on Gab, Parler, Gettr, and other minor social media platforms serving far-right audiences. Cybersecurity researchers have identified the reactivation of inflammatory accounts linked…

5 Candidates Who Could Help Trump Steal the Presidency

Daniel Zender Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.National elections in the United States are administered by local and state officials. Here are a few candidates sympathetic to Trump’s election fraud claims, who, if they win in November, could help him or another Republican steal…

Matt DePerno Sought to Foreclose on His Clients’ Property. Now He Wants to Be Michigan’s Top Lawyer.

Mother Jones illustration; Jake May/The Flint Journal/AP; Getty Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.If Matthew DePerno wins his race to unseat Michigan’s Democratic attorney general in November, he’ll become the state’s top lawyer. He will have a staff of more than 500 people, and…