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Wed Aug 26, 2020, 05:49 PM

Election security officials see no sign of foreign threat to mail-in voting [View all]

Source: Washington Post

Election security officials see no sign of foreign threat to mail-in voting

By Devlin Barrett
8/26/2020, 4:00:04 p.m.

Foreign governments such as Russia and China continue to try to interfere in the upcoming U.S. election, but officials have seen no evidence of countries trying to manipulate or manufacture mail-in ballots, officials said Wednesday.

With less than 70 days left until Election Day, federal authorities are ramping up their efforts to keep state and local election systems secure, particularly in light of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race, which led to criticism that the government had been slow and soft in its response.

In seeking to assure the public that federal, state and local governments are paying far closer attention to the dangers of hacking and misinformation, officials said Wednesday that they have also not seen any indications that foreign governments are trying to tamper with what is expected to be an unprecedented amount of mail-in voting this year.

“We have no information or intelligence that any nation or state actor is engaging in any kind of activity to undermine any part of the mail-in vote or ballots,” said one senior federal official, who like other officials at a briefing Wednesday for reporters spoke on the condition of anonymity.

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