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Democrats ask for $300 million to prevent election interference

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are asking Congress to add $300 million to the proposed budget "to respond to the inevitable Russian efforts to influence the upcoming 2018 elections," per the Democrats' letter.

Why it matters: The White House has not laid out a plan for preventing election interference in the future, even as CIA Director Mike Pompeo has warned that Russians are already attempting to do so this year.