The Russian effort to disrupt our last presidential election cost them millions of dollars and succeeding only in wasting our time and money on the Mueller investigation, as Democrats tried — and failed — to find grounds for impeaching President Trump.
One thing the Russians did was advertise rallies for and against a particular issue at the same time and place, hoping the proximity of opposing groups would provoke violence.
The plan’s only semi-success was in Houston when two Russian fake groups, “The Heart of Texas” and “United Muslims of America”, had opposing rallies that attracted a total of 60 protesters who did get a tad testy with one another. One side was even armed … with a bubble-making machine.
Another thing the Russians did was post ads on social media, but they were so bad at it, that only 44% of the total ads they paid for were displayed before the election and about 25% were never seen by anyone at all.
Plus, the ads were so stupid and over-the-top that the only voters who would have liked them were thinking that way anyhow. E.g., one showed Hillary Clinton as the devil boxing with Jesus Christ, while another showed a buff and muscular Bernie Sanders.