Iran behind false, threatening information sent to U.S. voters ahead of election: FBI

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The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and intelligence community says Iran and Russia have “taken specific actions to influence public opinion” in the upcoming presidential election. John Ratcliffe, the U.S. Director of National Security, said Wednesday that Iran is behind a series of emails to voters containing both intimidating threats to vote for particular candidates, as well as false information about voting. The emails were sent after Iran obtained “some voter information” from U.S. databases, he said.