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FILE - In this May 5, 2020, file photo, then-Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, and now Director of National Intelligence testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Officials say Russia and Iran have obtained some voter registration data, aiming to interfere in the November election. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)
The Associated Press
October 21, 2020 - 8:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials accused Iran on Wednesday of being behind a flurry of emails sent to Democratic voters in multiple battleground states that appeared to be aimed at intimidating them into voting for President Donald Trump. The announcement at a rare, hastily called news conference...
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October 21, 2020 - 7:01 pm
By ALEXANDER MALLIN and LUKE BARR, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Senior national security officials alerted the American public Wednesday that Iran and Russia have both obtained voter data in their efforts to interfere in the 2020 U.S. election. "This data can be used by foreign actors to attempt to...
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October 21, 2020 - 5:38 pm
By ADAM KELSEY, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Former national security adviser H.R. McMaster expressed frustration Wednesday with President Donald Trump's public posture toward Russia, characterizing the commander-in-chief's statements and doubts about the United States' electoral process as "...
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October 21, 2020 - 4:24 pm
By LUKE BARR, ABC News (MINNEAPOLIS) -- Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison on Tuesday said his office was opening an investigation into a Tennessee-based company that has been accused of recruiting armed guards as poll watchers. Ellison said he was looking into Tennessee-based Atlas Aegis,...
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October 21, 2020 - 11:06 am
By MOLLY NAGLE, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Former second lady Jill Biden says with less than two weeks until Election Day, her husband, former Vice President Joe Biden, and his campaign are not taking anything for granted and urged people to make their voices heard. "I feel a lot of really positive...
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October 21, 2020 - 10:04 am
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez turned to the wildly popular gaming platform Twitch to encourage young people to vote, and became one of the platform's most-viewed streams of all time on Tuesday evening. The Democratic congresswoman from New York live-...
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President Donald Trump acknowledges his supporters after speaking at a campaign rally at Erie International Airport, in Erie, Pa, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
The Associated Press
October 21, 2020 - 9:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is hopping from one must-win stop on the electoral map to the next in the leadup to a final presidential debate that may be his last, best chance to alter the trajectory of the 2020 campaign. As Democrat Joe Biden holes up for debate prep in advance of...
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October 21, 2020 - 8:28 am
By LIBBY CATHEY, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- With 13 days to go until Election Day, and President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden racing toward Nov. 3, voters are turning out in record numbers to cast their ballots early. Roughly 38 million Americans have already voted in the 2020...
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October 21, 2020 - 6:16 am
By JOHN VERHOVEK and MOLLY NAGLE, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- As former Vice President Joe Biden stays off the campaign trail in the days leading up to Thursday's final presidential debate, a stable of surrogates spanning the ideological spectrum of the Democratic Party has been crisscrossing the...
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October 21, 2020 - 6:08 am
By WILL STEAKIN, KENDALL KARSON and SOO RIN KIM, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's reelection campaign committee is entering the critical final stretch of his second bid for the White House with just $63 million left in the bank -- a significant financial deficit for the incumbent...
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