The American intelligence services have no information that any foreign states tried to interfere with the mail-order voting process in the country’s upcoming presidential elections in November 2020. This was reported by Reuters on Wednesday, August 26, citing high-ranking US intelligence officials.
An agency source said there was no such intelligence. Also, another representative of the security agencies stressed that to date, the special services have not seen any coordinated activity aimed at falsification by foreign states or anyone else.
The House of Representatives of the US Congress approved on Saturday, August 22, the so-called law on the work of the mail, which involves additional funding for the country’s postal service in the amount of $ 25 billion.
The bill is tied to voting in the November elections amid a pandemic, and would ban the postal service from changing its operations and service levels – including to prevent US leader Donald Trump from obstructing the process.
It is noted that the leader of the Republican majority in the Senate Mitch McConnell said that the upper house “absolutely will not accept” this initiative.
In addition, the US presidential administration is also strongly opposed to this law and intends to recommend the American leader to veto this measure.
Donald Trump opposes mail-order voting in the presidential election. In his opinion, such an electoral procedure will make the elections corrupt and lead to falsifications.
The US presidential election is due on November 3, 2020. Former Democratic candidate Joe Biden is currently ahead of the incumbent in polls.