Biden: Countries interfering in US elections will 'pay the price'

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday insisted that any nation interfering in the US election would "pay the price" by discussing electoral security during the final presidential debate.

 

Biden: Countries interfering in US elections will 'pay the price'

"No country, no matter who it is, will pay the price for interfering in the US election," Biden said. "This election has made it very clear - not even in the last election - that Russia has been involved, China has been involved to some extent, and now we have learned that Iran That includes. "

 

"If I am elected, they will pay the price. They are interfering in American sovereignty, that's what's happening right now," Biden said.

 

Biden's comments came a day after Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announced that the two countries had gained access to US voter registration data and sought to control public opinion in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election. Want.

 

Wright Cliff said Iran was behind sending fake emails aimed at intimidating voters, inciting social unrest and harming President Trump. He also said that behind this is spreading other material, which shows a video, which encourages people from abroad to vote fraudulently.

 

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security's Cyber ​​Security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a separate warning just hours before the debate over whether the Russian group had infiltrated the networks of aviation companies. It has also targeted dozens of US states and local networks. The group has been successful on at least two servers and could potentially jeopardize election data.

 

Biden has previously spoken out against electoral interference, declaring in July that he was "taking notice of the Kremlin and other foreign governments," and that he called the interference "anti-Semitic." Will present as

 

When asked by NBC News White House correspondent Kirsten Welker what she would do to step down against second-round electoral interference, Trump praised the sanctions against Russia and called on Biden to end its alleged ties with Russia. Criticized for

 

"There can be no greater difficulty for Russia than Donald Trump," Trump said during the debate, without directly answering the broader question of further steps to deal with electoral interference.

 

The Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on a number of Russians and groups involved in electoral interference, including an Internet research agency, a troll form behind several electoral disqualification attempts.

 

Trump confirmed in an interview with the Washington Post earlier this year that the US Cyber ​​Command had taken steps to disrupt Internet access for the building in St. Petersburg, in the presence of a US research agency. , To prevent the announcement of the 2018 mid-term elections, since the US went to the polls.

 

But Trump has been criticized by Democrats for failing to take significant steps to tackle electoral interference, especially after a 2018 press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki in early 2016. Refused to condemn Russian interference in US election


Because intelligence officials had concluded that Russia had launched a clean and sophisticated campaign to interfere in the 2016 US election in which the Kremlin sought to help Trump win the election through cybersecurity and disqualification campaigns. Was

 

Biden pointed to criticism surrounding Trump's response to Russian intervention Thursday night.

 

"I don't know why he didn't say a word to Putin about it, and I don't know if he has done anything for the Iranians lately. Maybe." "These are the people: we are in a situation where our foreign countries are trying to interfere in the outcome of our elections," Biden said.

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