The first Democratic debates were an important marker on the road to the 2020 election. They were also a reminder that time is quickly running out for Congress to enact legislation that will safeguard against foreign actors attempts to manipulate the results.
There is ample evidence of Russian agents multipronged attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. U.S. intelligence agencies warn that such interference continues with the FBI director calling it a significant counterintelligence threat. And in a recent Associated Press poll, more than half of Americans said there they were very concerned about foreign meddling in U.S. elections.
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