Far right local radio host Steve Gill confirmed to the Tennessee Holler on Monday that a European watchdog’s report naming him as one of “34 non-Russian foreign persons involved in the ‘international observation’ of Russian ‘elections’ in occupied Ukrainian territories” to help falsely legitimize this month’s phony contests was indeed accurate and he was detailed by his handlers to the Donetsk region to “observe” the polling. “I was there,” Gill wrote in an email to the Holler.
Even better was Gill’s confirmation that a lawyer tied to Tennessee Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn’s campaigns was present with him in the Donetsk region. “Unlike here in the states, the votes are transported somewhere else for the count, which would, as we see here, allow for all sorts of mischief. I watched and thought through how I might cheat if I was there, and I could not find a way,” Gill wrote in a follow-up, clearly trying to say elections in Russian-occupied eastern Ukraine in the middle of a bloody war are legitimate while the ones conducted in the United States aren’t.