I'm new here... is this what happens every election year? Putin keeps a troll house full of paid forum instigators, Trump does the same? They can name-call, be offensive and post as many staged videos as they want, but none of it matters when they're on the wrong side of history.
I'm afraid your observation is true. I've been a member here during 2 US Presidential cycles, and we always get this.
Except the Putin trolls are a new element. Used to be just the trolls from the Christian fundamentalists.
And then when their Republican candidate had lost they'd go silent and fade away for a few months. Be interesting to see what the Putin trolls do. They'll likely echo the Trump claim that the election was stolen, to promote dissension and disorder in the US, a Putin goal.
I'll be curious to see which RJ members take that line. A good identifier as Putin trolls. And if they're not, then they're merely low IQ fools. Either way, we know who to ignore.