Feds blame Russia, Iran for election misinformation and threatening emails

Threatening emails like this — purporting to be from the Proud Boys — are being sent to voters in Florida and Alaska.

We do not know who is behind them, but whoever it is is taking a lot of steps to mask their identity. https://t.co/cB3RpocA5i pic.twitter.com/NjYti0ufbe

— Donie O’Sullivan (@donie) October 21, 2020

His statements echoed an earlier note signed by intelligence leaders, which said that “We assess that Iran seeks to undermine U.S. democratic institutions, President Trump, and to divide the country in advance of the 2020 elections.”

FBI Director Christopher Wray also appeared at the press conference, and said “We’re not going to tolerate foreign interference in our elections or any criminal activity that threatens the sanctity of your vote or undermines public confidence in the outcome of the election. When we see indications of foreign interference or federal election crimes, we’re going to aggressively investigate and work with our partners, to quickly take appropriate action.”

“You should be confident that your vote counts…Early, unverified claims to the contrary should be viewed with a healthy dose of skepticism.”

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