US says Iran, Russia obtained voter registration info

Washington (AFP) – Russian and Iran have both obtained US voter information and taken actions to influence public opinion ahead of the November 3 election, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announced Wednesday.Ratcliffe said Iran specifically had sent “spoofed” emails to Americans “designed to intimidate voters, incite social unrest, and damage President Trump.”He said Iran had also distributed a video that implies that people could send in fraudulent ballots, including from outside the United States.Ratcliffe said both Iran and Russia seek to use information obtained “to commun…

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