“I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that the ability of persons located, in whole or in substantial part, outside the United States to interfere in or undermine public confidence in United States elections, including through the unauthorized accessing of election and campaign infrastructure or the covert distribution of propaganda and disinformation, constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States,” the president declared.

The executive order created a procedure for how the US Cabinet, spearheaded by the Director of National Intelligence, would monitor US elections for foreign interference and, if found, how to stop the resulting fraud and the foreign actors responsible once they’re identified.



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