Thursday, September 13 2018

Trump Declares 'National Emergency' to Deal With Threat of Election Meddling

Written by Susan Jones

( - In an executive order signed Wednesday, President Trump declared a national emergency to deal with the threat of "foreign interference" in the nation's "free and open political system."

The order says people located outside the U.S.

increasingly are able to "interfere or undermine public confidence" in U.S. elections by hacking into election and campaign infrastructure -- or by distributing propaganda and disinformation.

The situation "constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States," the order said.

"Although there has been no evidence of a foreign power altering the outcome or vote tabulation in any United States election, foreign powers have historically sought to exploit America’s free and open political system.

Read more at CNSNews

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