FBI: Iranian intelligence was responsible for campaign emails intimidating Florida voters
The FBI announced this evening that Iranian intelligence was responsible for a recent campaign of emails sent to intimidate Florida voters. (POOL / WBBH / WJHG)
boys was the center. The center knew he was a registered democrat. It also said they would know what candidate he would vote for and vote for Trump. We will come after you. Good evening. The president has instructed the intelligence and law enforcement communities to ensure that the 2020 elections are the safest. We would like to alert the public that we have identified that to foreign actors. Iran and Russia have taken specific actions to influence public opinion relating to our elections. First, we have confirmed that some voter registration information has been obtained by Iran and separately by Russia. This data could be used by foreign actors to attempt to communicate false information to registered voters that they hope will cause confusion so chaos and undermine your confidence in American democracy. Although we have not seen the same actions from Russia, we are aware that they have obtained some voter information just as they did in 2016. Rest assured that we are prepared for the possibility of actions by those hostile to democracy. We are 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. We've been working for years as a community to build resilience in our election infrastructure, and today that infrastructure remains resilient. You should be confident that your vote counts early. Unverifiable claims to the contrary should be viewed with a healthy dose of skepticism. We encourage everyone to seek election and voting information from reliable sources, namely your state election officials, and to be thoughtful, careful and discerning consumers of information online.