Domestic Threats to Midterm Elections Emerge as Bigger Concern Than Foreign Interference
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According to U.S. cybersecurity and law enforcement officials, domestic disinformation campaigns and homegrown threats to poll workers are emerging as more significant concerns ahead of the November 8 U.S. congressional elections than foreign interference.
Russia and Iran are distracted by their own crises and haven’t yet interfered in the current elections in any demonstrable way. But, since 2020, there have been numerous reported incidents of poll workers being threatened, harassed, or assaulted by Trump supporters. Opinion polls have shown that a large majority of Republican voters believe Trump won that election.
Moreover, "One of the most troubling changes since 2020 is how widespread disinformation about the election has become," said Edward Perez, an expert in election infrastructure policy and technology at the California…
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