US Elections: Top Intelligence Official says Russia, Iran sow unrest

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

22nd Oct, 2020. 12:22 pm
US Elections

The United States (US) Intelligence has said that Russia and Iran have obtained voter data for the upcoming US elections 2020 in an election interference campaign.

According to the details, National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe, in his recent statement has said that “The data obtained can be used by foreign actors to attempt to communicate false information to registered voters that they hope will cause confusion, sow chaos and undermine your confidence in American democracy.”

In addition to this, National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe also announced that Iranian authorities were separately behind a series of threatening emails that were found to be sent this week to Democratic voters, which he said was “designed to intimidate American voters, incite social unrest and damage the United States, President Trump.

Dominant Parties

Two political parties are dominating election 2020.

Republican Party: President Donald Trump is representing the republican party as the candidate. He is currently serving as president of the US. According to BBC, it has stood for lower taxes, gun rights, and tighter restrictions on immigration. Support for the party tends to be stronger in more rural parts of America. George W Bush, Ronald Reagan, and Richard Nixon were the republicans.

Democratic Party: The Democratic Party is a strong rival of the republicans. Joe Biden is representing as the candidate.



According to BBC, the democratic party has taken several liberal stances on issues like civil rights, immigration, and climate change. It believes the government should play a bigger role in people’s lives, like providing health insurance. John F Kennedy and Barack Obama were the democrats.

How To Vote?

Voting seems a big problem in the US this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Some politicians are emphasizing the wider use of postal ballots. But President Trump claimed that this could result in more voter fraud.

There are two ways to vote in the US – by going to a polling station on election day or by using a postal ballot – but the rules vary depending on which state you are in.

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