We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
As far as I know, there was never any "hacked election." That is complete bullshit, a non-story. The story is the non-story. All I know is that Podesta got stupidly hacked from a phishing effort which resulted in some embarassment, and rightly so, to him and his team. All of the wikileaks info was true and accurate, and nobody disputes that.
There is nothing wrong with your election. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling votes. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next eight years sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to... The Outer Limits.
Of course it doesn't matter who did the hacking. Regardless the hack was two things: 1) a wrong both morally and legally and 2) illuminating on the contempt that high-level Democrats have for the United States and her people.
The Democrats were congratulatory when Sarah Palin's e-mail was hacked. The perpetrator was caught and convicted and yet no Democrat was asked to condemn him or his actions. Rather, they slobbered over the possibility of finding salacious or scandalous evidence to use against Palin during the election. Just as with the Podesta/DNC hacks, it was obviously illegal and wrong, but I would have been interested as a voter to know if something truly ugly, unethical, or illegal was hiding in her communications once they were public.
This is strictly hypothetical but let's presume the voting machine companies owned by George Soros had planned to trickle in additional Hillary votes over the course of Election Day but something prevented this or at least reduced the numbers. The Democrats can hardly admit they were prevented from committing voter fraud by parties unknown. They are blaming the Russians but it could have been anyone including DNC staffers.
The News Junkie: As far as I know, there was never any "hacked election."
A foreign adversary hacked into the DNC, as well as into the accounts of both Democratic and Republican political advisers. They then released the information in a manner to maximize the damage to the Democratic contender. This is a threat to U.S. sovereignty, and to American democracy.
Trump voiced approval of the leaks during the campaign, and by Republicans acting as if it is of no importance, it signals to America's enemies that it will not defend itself against such intrusions.
Interesting note. Net approval for Putin among Republicans has gone up 50 points.