Top Senators on Intel Panel Urge Vigilance After Election Interference Attempts

The acting chairman and vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence are warning Americans to be discerning when looking for credible sources for election and voter information, following the intelligence community confirming foreign attempts to spread disinformation ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Acting Chairman Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.), the panel’s vice chairman, issued a joint statement on Oct. 21 regarding recent threats from Iran and Russia to the upcoming election. “Our adversaries abroad seek to sow chaos and undermine voters’ belief in our democratic institutions, including the election systems and infrastructure that we rely on to record and properly report expressions of the voters’ will,” they wrote. “They may seek to target those systems, or simply leave the impression that they have altered or manipulated those systems, in order to undermine their credibility and our confidence in them.” The lawmakers cautioned the public and …