A meddling medley: Republicans and Democrats fight over election security and foreign interference

Democrats and Republicans clashed over election security less than two weeks before voters head to the polls after new intelligence showed Iran and Russia attempting to meddle in the process.

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and FBI Director Chris Wray announced at a surprise press conference last week that Russia and Iran were using voter registration information to send spoofed emails to harm President Trump, who Democrats say benefited from Russian election interference.

“We would like to alert the public that we have identified that two foreign actors, Iran and Russia, have taken specific actions to influence public opinion relating to our elections,” Ratcliffe
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