The Chinese regime’s meddling in US elections has been openly confirmed by its own economist. Now, the US State Department is offering a $10 Million reward for info on foreign election interference.
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The US Department of State recently announced a $10 million prize for those who provide information about foreign interference in US elections.
Foreign election involvement has been alleged in the United States during the last five decades, including the 1968 presidential election. It has been one of the country’s burning subjects in the last seven years, notably in relation to alleged Russian and Chinese meddling in the 2016 and 2020 U.S. presidential elections.
On June 30, the State Department declared that its Rewards for Justice program “seeks information leading to the identification or location of any foreign person or entity who knowingly engaged or is engaging in foreign election interference.”
Additionally, per its website, the incentive proposal “seeks information leading to the prevention, frustration, or favorable resolution of an act of foreign election interference, including by dismantling, in whole or significant part, an organization engaged in such activity.”
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China’s Interference in US Elections
The Chinese regime’s meddling in US elections has been openly confirmed by its own economist.
Jin Canrong, a professor and associate dean of the School of International Studies at Beijing’s Renmin University of China, outlined how the state starts to interfere in US elections to promote pro-Beijing politicians to prominence in a July 2016 address on “Sino-US Strategic Philosophy.”
“The Chinese government wants to arrange Chinese investments in every single congressional district to control thousands of voters in each district,” Jin said.
He said that, with a population of over 312 million spread among 435 congressional districts at the time, each district had approximately 750,000 individuals.
“The voting rate in the United States is about 30 percent, which means around 200,000 residents in each congressional district vote for the representative in that district,” Jin said. “Normally, the difference of votes between two candidates is 10,000 or less. If China has thousands of votes on hand, China will be the boss of the candidates.”
Jin stated that Beijing’s goal is to dominate at least the House.
“The best scenario is China can buy the United States and change the U.S. House of Representatives into the second Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress,” he said, alluding to the panel that controls the CCP’s rubber-stamp legislature.
In recent years, Beijing has done more than Jin described to intervene in US elections.
To sway public opinion in the United States against Republicans during the 2018 midterm elections, China Daily published a four-page advertisement in the Des Moines Register, one of Iowa’s leading newspapers, highlighting the Sino-US trade war and its effects on soybean exports to China. Iowa was a swing state, with many state and federal government seats up for grabs. In the trade war, Beijing’s main weapon has been soybeans.
The CCP made it plain via state-run media in 2020 that it wanted a presidency under then-Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden because he’d be “smoother” to work with than Trump.