- Joshua A. Douglas: Unsubstantiated assertions that Russia actually manipulated the vote tally are themselves dangerous
- It undermines the legitimacy of our electoral system to suggest something was amiss based on sheer speculation, he writes
Joshua A. Douglas is a law professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law who specializes in election law and voting rights. He is the co-editor of "Election Law Stories." Follow him on Twitter @JoshuaADouglas. The opinions expressed are his own.
(CNN)The revelations that Russia actively sought to influence the American election and help Donald Trump become the next president are shocking, mind-blowing and downright scary. But here is something they are not: evidence that the Russians hacked voting machines or changed the Election Day count. Unsubstantiated assertions that Russia actually manipulated the vote tally are themselves dangerous.