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electionlineWeekly — August 9, 2018

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III. Federal-State Updates

Last week, the top national security officials presented a united front in the White House briefing room to warn that Russia continues to target the U.S. election system and that the Administration has made combatting the interference a top priority.

“In regards to Russian involvement in the midterm elections, we continue to see a pervasive messaging campaign by Russia to try to weaken and divide the United States,” Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats told the White House press corps in the live-televised briefing according to The Washington Post.

In other news, according to Maine Secretary of State, a Democratic member of President Donald J. Trump’s presidential commission on election integrity, said that the commission found no evidence of widespread voter fraud.

Kobach responded to Dunlap by calling him “willfully blind of the voter fraud in front of his nose” and pointed to two studies seeming to back up his claims, however other experts argue that Kobach was working with flawed data.