Russia And Iran Struggles To Interfere In US 2020 Presidential Election

“This data can be used by foreign actors to attempt to communicate false information to registered voters that will cause confusion, sow chaos, and undermine your confidence in American democracy.” 

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Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and FBI director Christopher Wray have warned American voters Wednesday night that Iran and Russia are struggling so hard to interfere in this year’s presidential election.

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Ratcliffe noted that quite a number of voters registration data like “emails” have been captured by Russia and Iran who seeks all means to make an impact in the presidential election.

Ratcliffe said, “This data can be used by foreign actors to attempt to communicate false information to registered voters that will cause confusion, sow chaos, and undermine your confidence in American democracy.”

Iranian agents had sent threatening emails to the Democratic registered voters in Florida and Alaska positioning themselves to be members of the Proud Boys, a far-right group that supports President Trump, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.

The Iranian actors threatened voters that they were “in possession of all your information” and request they change their party affiliation and vote for Trump, according to the report.

“You will vote for Trump on Election Day or we will come after you,” the emails read, according to the Washington Post.

Ratcliffe also noted that the Iranian agent is also circulating a video that claims there is widespread voter fraud.

He said, “Iran is distributing other content to include a video that implies individuals could cast fraudulent ballots, even from overseas. This video and any claims about such allegedly fraudulent ballots are not true.”

Both security experts reassured Americans they were working on ensuring none of these plans pull through.

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Ratcliffe said, “We are standing before you now to give you confidence that we are on top of this,”

While Wray said, “You should be confident that your vote counts. Early, unverified claims to the contrary should be viewed with a healthy dose of skepticism. We are not going to let our guard down.”

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