Federal agencies: "No indication" of compromised election infrastructure
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats. Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images
On the eve of the midterm elections, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and the FBI released a joint statement on election security, confirming that there is currently "no indication of compromise of our nation’s election infrastructure."
Yes, but: The agencies still warned that "Americans should be aware that foreign actors — and Russia in particular — continue to try to influence public sentiment and voter perceptions through actions intended to sow discord," which include "spreading false information about political processes and candidates, lying about their own interference activities, [and] disseminating propaganda on social media."