It is correct that it cannot be assessed to what extent Russia’s inference in the US election affected the outcome. It might have tipped the victory to Trump or it might have had little effect. It seems pretty clear that the Wisconsin ID law gave Trump the victory in that state. The law made about 9% of residents unable to vote and it had much more effect on African Americans than on whites. It has been estimated that it kept 100,000 people from voting in Milwaukee, where Clinton was strongest, and it kept about 200,000 people voting statewide. Clinton lost the state by 11,000 votes, I think the biggest factor in Trump’s election was his appeal to racism. Even in the Midwest many towns have seen a large rise in Hispanic populations and this has caused a lot of resentment among white voters who grew up in nearly all white towns. I thought Clinton ran a good campaign except for the way she dealt with the e-mail issue. She had a great convention, did very well in the debates, organized numerous campaign staffers in swing states, and made several very good speeches considering the fact that she is not a great speaker. She got Bernie Sanders on board and Elizabeth Warren. And she was willing to alter her platform to make it more progressive. The platform she ran on was probably most progressive platform any Democratic has ever run on. I think she got about 95% of Sander’s supporters to eventually support her which is pretty good. You can say but election day turned out to be a great day for the alt-right, the KKK, the neo-Nazis, the Oath Keepers, the Three Percenters, and just white racists and Patriot Movement types in general. It was a great victory for the white race if you look at it from the perspective of most Trump supporters. It was just not the best time to make “stronger together” your campaign theme. After Obama was elected the white backlash picked up a of steam and in 2016 it sent Donald Trump, as unqualified as he was, into the White House.