While Russia and Iran both sought to influence the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election, no foreign country attempted to alter the results of a poll or vote. This is the main advantage of a new of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). As The Washington Post reports, the document supports the claims of U.S. government officials such as the former CISA director made at the end of the election when they said the contest was the “. “
The ODNI’s findings also directly contradict those of former President Trump, who frequently sought to portray China as the greatest threat to US electoral security. China “is a far greater threat than Russia, Russia and Russia,” he said in a September tweet. According to the agency, as the 2020 elections approached, the country wanted a more stable relationship with the United States. However, he ruled that whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden win, neither outcome would have changed things enough to risk interference. Instead, China has turned to tools like lobbying to exert its influence.
Russia, on the other hand, tried to influence the election outcome, according to ODNI. Vladimir Putin has allowed his country’s intelligence agencies to back the former president and undermine public confidence in the electoral process. But these efforts stopped before they hacked the candidates, as the country did in when he leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee.