Donald Trump’s “election protection” operation will be run by Mike Roman, former head of the Koch brothers’ “internal intelligence agency” and Vice President of Research at Freedom Partners. Roman’s “cloak and dagger” operation inside the Koch universe sought to track and infiltrate opponents’ political activities while also rooting out “moles” inside the Koch universe.
Roman is also well known as someone willing to embrace the kind of “rigged election” narrative pushed by the Trump campaign. Rick Hasen, a election law professor at the University of California, Irvine, described Roman as, “Somebody who has been more willing to put forth more outrageous statements about voter fraud and election process.”
The Trump campaign’s accusations of widespread voter fraud and “rigged elections” are sure to intensify with the hiring of the Kochs’ Mike Roman.