Sep 12, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump signs off on sanctions for foreign election meddling

Donald Trump walking off a stage with his right hand up in a fist

Photo: Liao Pan/China News Service via Getty Images

President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday authorizing sanctions on foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections, the AP reports.

Why it matters per Axios' Shannon Vavra: There are fewer than 100 days before the 2018 midterm elections, and candidates and government officials have already been targets of hacking this year. Both Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri have been targeted by hacking attempts.

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