Trump signs off on sanctions for foreign election meddling
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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.