“The Right Side of History” is a podcast dedicated to exploring current events through a historical lens and busting left-wing myths about figures and events of America’s past.
On this week’s episode, hosts Jarrett Stepman and Fred Lucas discuss the history of foreign powers meddling in U.S. presidential campaigns. It didn’t begin with Russian and the 2016 presidential campaign.
France tried to influence America’s very first competitive presidential race. England, seeking help from the United States during World War II, helped sway the Republican nomination battle in 1940. The Kremlin has intervened in U.S. elections going back to the Cold War and Sen. Ted Kennedy twice made election-related overtures to the Soviets in the 1980s.
Lucas and Stepman go into detail about these cases and others.