FBI: Iran, Russia attempting to interfere with election


The Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe says Russia and Iran have obtained some voter registration information.

"This data can be used by foreign actors to attempt to communicate false information to registered voters that they hope will cause confusion, sow chaos, and undermine your confidence in American democracy," he said. "To that end, we have already seen Iran sending spoofed emails designed to intimidate voters, incite social unrest, and damage President Trump. You may have seen some reporting on this in the last 24 hours or you may have even been one of the recipients of those emails."

"Iran is distributing other content to include a video that implies that individuals could cast fraudulent ballots, even from overseas. This video and any claims about such allegedly fraudulent ballots are not true," he said.

FBI Director Christopher Wray vowed to act in order to ensure the integrity of U.S. elections. He said that Americans should be "confident" that their vote counts.

"We are not going to let our guard down," he added.