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LWV Statement on Reports of Foreign Influence in 2020 Election

WASHINGTON – Today League of Women Voters board president Dr. Deborah Turner and CEO Virginia Kase issued the following joint statement in response to reports that foreign governments have accessed voter registration data to influence the 2020 elections:   

“Recent reports from the US intelligence community show that foreign actors have used American voter registration data to create distrust in our democratic process. Threatening emails sent to voters in Alaska and Florida are one example of the intent to undermine voter confidence and intimidate voters.  

“While these reports are concerning, voters should rest assured that casting a ballot is safe and secure. All ballots are secret—no one can know how a particular individual casts their vote.  

“Any voter who receives a threatening communication like these emails should not engage with the sender, but instead should call or text the nonpartisan Election Protection coalition at 866-OUR-VOTE. Trained volunteers are available to support voters in several languages.” 

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CONTACT: Sarah Courtney | 202-263-1332 | [email protected]