The Washington Post reports:
The U.S. government has concluded that Iran is behind a series of threatening emails arriving this week in the inboxes of Democratic voters, according to two U.S. officials.
Department of Homeland Security officials told state and local election administrators on a call Wednesday that a foreign government was responsible for the online barrage, according to the U.S. officials and state and local authorities who participated in the call, all speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the matter’s sensitivity.
The emails claimed to be from the Proud Boys, a far-right group supportive of President Trump, but appeared instead to be a deceptive campaign making use of a vulnerability in the organization’s online network.
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DNI Ratcliffe: Iran and Russia have obtained US voter registration information. Iran sending spoofed emails, spreading video on fraudulent voting.
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) October 21, 2020
BREAKING: U.S. government concludes Iran was behind threatening emails sent to Democrats https://t.co/yOCY9CR92h
— Ellen Nakashima (@nakashimae) October 21, 2020
Breaking WaPo: The U.S. government has concluded that Iran is behind a series of threatening emails arriving this week in the inboxes of Democratic voters, according to two U.S. officials. https://t.co/nRwOfq6b7I
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 21, 2020
Apparently threatening emails were sent to Democratic voters that were credited to the Proud Boys but might have been from Iran and could have been the result of voting breaches.
I. Am. So. Tired.
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) October 21, 2020
Ratcliffe says that Iran is trying to meddle to hurt Trump, but then mentions the emails threatening voters — ones saying they’ll release info on them if they don’t vote for Trump — but doesn’t mention Trump there. Well done.
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) October 21, 2020