Special elections

Security agencies warn Russia, China, Iran aim to interfere in 2020 election

People cast their ballots at a community center during early voting October 25, 2018 in Potomac, Maryland
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The heads of government agencies including the FBI, Department of Justice and National Security Agency warned in a joint security statement Tuesday that foreign actors would seek to interfere in the 2020 election.

QuoteRussia, China, Iran, and other foreign malicious actors all will seek to interfere in the voting process or influence voter perceptions."

Maryland governor calls special election to fill Cummings' seat

Elijah Cummings.
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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has called a special election for next year to fill the late Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings' 7th Congressional District seat.

The big picture: Cummings died earlier this month following long-standing health complications. He had been one of the most influential House Democrats. As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, he was a leading figure in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump.