Inside the Ring: Election Interference Deterred?

Communications worker Tom Reynolds, Global Politics and Government Outreach Director Katie Harbath, Head of Cybersecurity Policy Nathaniel Gleicher, and Director of Elections and Civic Engagement Samidh Chakrabartigather

Communications worker Tom Reynolds, Global Politics and Government Outreach Director Katie Harbath, Head of Cybersecurity Policy Nathaniel Gleicher, and Director of Elections and Civic Engagement Samidh Chakrabartigather / Getty Images

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Election interference deterred?

Threats by the Trump administration to retaliate for any foreign interference in the midterm elections appear to have deterred China and Russia from attempting to disrupt the voting or vote tallying Tuesday.

President Trump said he saw no information that either nation intervened in the election.

Read the entire article at the Washington Times.

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