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Actress Alyssa Milano Suspects ‘Russian Meddling’ In Ohio Special Election

Alyssa Milano thinks the tight race in Ohio on Tuesday is Russia’s fault.

With 100% of the precincts in the state’s 12th congressional district reporting, Republican candidate Troy Balderson narrowly defeated Democratic challenger Danny O’Connor. The margin right now — out of 202,521 — is just 1,754 in favor of Balderson, but there are still as many as 8,000 absentee ballots and provisional votes to tabulate.

Green Party candidate Joe Manchik got 1,127 votes, and Milano thinks that’s very suspicious.

“You know what sucks? Because of our unwillingness to pass policy that protects our election integrity, I immediately think the Green Party votes tonight are Russian meddling,” Milano wrote on Twitter. “Why else would anyone cast a protest vote in Ohio when there’s so much at stake? #OH12.”

Here’s the thing, though. Even if O’Connor got ALL the votes that went to the Green Party candidate, the Democrat would STILL have lost in the initial count.

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Luckily, skilled political pundit Kathy Griffin weighed in, but she blamed people who voted for their chosen candidate.

“Green Party one is saying you can’t vote for your candidates….but don’t tell me you care about the environment if you know your vote will make the difference between a Dem winning over a Rep and you still choose to vote for your candidate who has NO chance of winning,” she wrote on Twitter.

Twitterers answered with some suggestions for Milano — like maybe voter ID laws.

Others asked for a shred of proof.

Then again, there’s a much more simple explanation for the tight race — aliens.

“My distant relatives originally came to planet Earth from a planet orbiting a star in the Pleiades star cluster located in the constellation of Taurus,” Manchick wrote on Facebook.

That makes more sense than the Russians.