Lawmakers call on Trump to address Russian election meddling

Washington DC Bureau

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nexstar) — Intelligence officials continue to warn lawmakers that Russia is trying to interfere with the 2020 Presidential Election.

They say evidence shows that Russia isn’t favoring a political party or candidate, but instead trying to create chaos and sour Americans on the entire election process.

Now, lawmakers are calling on the Trump Administration make it stop.

“You don’t have to be in the NSA or the CIA to know that Russia is trying to meddle in our elections,” Texas Republican Congressman Will Hurd said.

The Department of Homeland Security says it’s working with state and local election officials to make sure they have the resources to deal with any issues when voters head to the polls.

But Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown says that’s not enough. “The security of the election is in question,” Brown said. “The President clearly doesn’t have much concern.”

Brown wants President Trump to encourage the Russians to back off — by imposing additional economic sanctions against Russia.

But Cornyn says no one wants Russia to intervene at the ballot box, including the President. He also says Department of Homeland Security officials have has set up a “cyber situational awareness room” where state and local election authorities can call for help.

The DHS says voters need to be aware of inaccuracies on social media.

They say the best way to avoid any confusion is to make sure you are getting your information straight from the source.

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