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World Russia, China, Iran are all a threat to U.S. elections: Acting Homeland Security Secretary

20:10  23 september  2020
20:10  23 september  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said on Wednesday that Russia, China and Iran are all a threat to U.S. elections through influence campaigns.

a man wearing a suit and tie: U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee conducts hearing on nomination of Chad Wolf to be secretary of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Capitol Hill © Reuters/POOL U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee conducts hearing on nomination of Chad Wolf to be secretary of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Capitol Hill

But Wolf told a congressional hearing there is no evidence at this point that foreign countries are actually interfering in U.S. election infrastructure.

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(Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Mark Hosenball)


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