No, those are two false reasons. The first fails to make the case that Russia supported the Stein campaign any more than RT’s typical coverage of third parties, and the second rests on the absolutely ridiculous premise that Stein voters would have voted for Clinton had the Green Party made the unprecedented decision not to run a presidential candidate in 2016. Neither makes a case for how the Green Party candidate was in any way different last year than its established norms since 1996.

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