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US election 2020: China, Russia and Iran trying to influence Presidential elections

China, Russia and Iran fall among the countries who are perusing to influence the  presidential election of the United States this year. This was warning given by a top US intelligence chief.

An issued statement by the Director of US counterintelligence underlined that foreign states were employing “covert and overt influence measures” to sway the vote.

According to the statement, said China did not want President Donald Trump’s re-election while Russia wanted to hurt Democrat Joe Biden.

Intelligence  chiefs has leveled accusation against Russia of interfering in the 2016 election.

They say Russia wanted to help boost Mr Trump’s campaign, including by spreading disinformation online. Russia has denied the allegations.

When questioned  at a press conference on Friday what he planned to do about the report on election interference, President Trump answered that  his administration would look “very closely” into it.

The announcement comes amid assertions by Mr. Donald Trump about the dangers of mail-in or postal ballots. He has suggested that the vote be delayed to prevent “the most inaccurate and fraudulent election in history”, prompting a backlash even among members of his own party.

It is consequent to complaints by Democratic lawmakers that US intelligence agencies are not releasing information to the public about foreign interference in this year’s vote.

Mr. Donald Trump who is a Republican President is seeking to win a second term in office. His challenger is Democratic candidate and former vice president Joe Biden.

Source; BBC

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