Daily Beast takes heat on Twitter after implying Kremlin plot helped unseat Dem. senator

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© REUTERS/Sarah Conard Democratic US Senator Claire McCaskill conceded the election to Republican Josh Hawley. The Daily Beast tried to pin the failure of Claire McCaskill to retain her senatorial seat on Russian meddling. Angry commenters instantly cited a number of far more mundane reasons, like her trying to court Republicans. In this week’s midterm elections, Missouri’s incumbent Democratic Senator McCaskill lost to Republican Attorney Josh Hawley by nearly six percent, and will now depart the Senate after being there for over a decade. The Daily Beast, an outlet famously fond of finding Russian meddling wherever possible, apparently blamed Russian hackers for her defeat, tweeting a link to its July report about an alleged Kremlin plot.

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