They Seemed Like Democratic Activists. They Were Secretly Conservative Spies.

Operatives infiltrated progressive groups across the West to try to manipulate politics and reshape the national electoral map. They targeted moderate Republicans, too — anyone seen as threats to hard-line conservatives.,

A Democratic primary debate in Las Vegas in February 2020.
A Democratic primary debate in Las Vegas in February 2020.Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times

They Seemed Like Democratic Activists. They Were Secretly Conservative Spies.

Operatives infiltrated progressive groups across the West to try to manipulate politics and reshape the national electoral map. They targeted moderate Republicans, too — anyone seen as threats to hard-line conservatives.

A Democratic primary debate in Las Vegas in February 2020.Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times

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