Russia and Iran try to interfere in 2020 presidential election, US intelligence report
The actions were intended to harm Biden, to support Trump. Russia’s goal was to reduce public confidence in the electoral process. The actions sought to deepen America’s political and social divide.
According to the US intelligence report, Iran also tried to interfere in the 2020 presidential election with the same objectives. Unlike Russia, Iran’s goal was to prevent Trump from being re-elected. External forces influenced public opinion but did not try to change the vote. Russia and Iran have denied the allegations in a statement issued Friday stating “Similar, baseless allegations concerning Russia’s intelligence have been made more than once.