John Ratcliffe warns of possible interference by Iran and Russia in the American election.
Iran is taking a greater role in foreign nations ‘efforts to undermine Americans’ confidence in the election.
This information is surprising because the possible Russian interference in the elections was already expected.
National intelligence director John Ratcliffe reports that Russia and Iran may have accessed public data from American voters.
The overriding objective of Russian and Iranian agents is to spread the fear that they will have access to the electoral infrastructure and, therefore, the voting system will not be reliable. But voters can rest assured about the reliability of the electoral process.
Lower voter confidence in the voting system can inhibit popular participation in the election, raising the absence rate, since voting is not mandatory.
The absence of voters on polling day is crucial to the methodology, which is commonly flawed and inaccurate in election polls.
Hillary Clinton’s defeat to Donald Trump in the 2016 election was an embarrassment to election polls and a large portion of the news media, which predicted the Democratic party’s unequivocal victory.
Iran and Russia exactly want voters not to leave home to vote. Both countries plan to act similarly. Iran appears to adopt Russia’s methods of cyber strategy.
It is not known whether Russia and Iran are in opposite fields as to the expectations of who can win the election.
Common sense says that the Russians support President Donald Trump and the Iranians are betting on Joe Biden’s victory.
Apparently, Joe Biden is less refractory to the possibility that the United States will make a new nuclear deal with Iran.
John Ratcliffe alert: “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,”