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The Obama administration prepared a response plan last October in case Russian hackers managed to cause severe disruptions on Election Day. The big details from the copy of the document obtained by TIME:

  • For nearly all cases of a cyber attack on an election jurisdiction, local authorities — all the way up to the state level — would likely be the ones to respond.
  • But should "a significant incident" have occurred, the White House authorized the deployment of federal law enforcement agents to the polls, as well as placement of military forces and the National Guard on the ground.
  • It also would have created a post-election task force to combat fake news stories planted to generate more discord.

The full document from TIME:

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