By: D. Kennedy
During a recent press conference, FBI’s Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, just confirmed that Russia and Iran are attempting to influence the 2020 elections. Both nations have obtained voter registration data and have attempted to influence political opinions through misinformation and sending fake emails designed to intimidate voters during this election cycle.
One of the emails claimed to come from the far-right group Proud Boys and warned “we will come after you” if the recipient didn’t vote for President Donald Trump. Many states, including Florida, make names and party affiliations in voter information easily accessible to members of the public.
The FBI has confirmed that these false allegations were designed to damage President Trump during the 2020 elections and undermine the confidence in American democracy. Iran has been distributing a video with false information about fraudulent ballots. The video implies that individuals could cast fraudulent ballots, even from overseas. This claim is not true. Ratcliffe did not share particulars about what Russians have done with the voter registration data they obtained.
FBI Director Christopher Wray then spoke about what the FBI has done to ensure the integrity of the presidential elections. He said there is no way American votes can be changed through Iranian or Russian intelligence and that they aren’t going to let their guard down. “You should be confident that your vote counts,” Wray said.
Gianno Caldwell, Fox News political analyst, also shared an amusing comment on the breaking news. “I see the FBI and intelligence community says Russia and Iran are trying to influence our election. Did they forget to mention Twitter and Facebook as well?” Caldwell tweeted.
Ratcliffe had also confirmed that the Hunter Biden emails are not Russian misinformation, despite what the radical left has claimed in the last few days. This pretty much confirms their authenticity, even though Facebook and Twitter had censored the article from being shared by users due to “misinformation.”
It’s safe to say that 95% of the media has already been “influencing” the election, but it’s good to see election officials are finally speaking up about some of it.