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Russia, China, Iran Tried to Influence Midterm Elections, U.S. Says

  • Foreign governments launched messaging campaigns in 2018
  • Review finds no evidence of tampering with votes cast
Voters Cast Ballots In The Florida Primary Election
Photographer: Scott McIntyre/Bloomberg

President Donald Trump’s top intelligence adviser said Russia, China and Iran tried to influence the November midterm elections but didn’t compromise infrastructure to tamper with vote counts.

“Russia, and other foreign countries, including China and Iran, conducted influence activities and messaging campaigns targeted at the United States to promote their strategic interests,” Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said in a statement Friday, following a review of the election by his office.