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US Alleges Iran Sent Threatening Emails to Democrats

October 22, 2020

Iran has obtained Americans’ voter registration data and is using it in an attempt to push misinformation before the Nov. 3 presidential election, U.S. officials warn.

In a Wednesday press conference at FBI headquarters in Washington, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and FBI Director Christopher Wray said active campaigns are targeting U.S. voters and attempting to damage trust in the U.S. election system.

“To that end, we have already seen Iran sending spoofed emails designed to intimidate voters, insight social unrest and damage President Trump,” Ratcliffe said. He added that a video being distributed by Iran, which suggests that U.S. ballots can be successfully faked, and any other communications to this effect, “are not true.”

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