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Senate Intelligence Report Finds 'Extensive' Russian Election Interference

The report found that the Russians took advantage of the nation's decentralized voting system

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    Senate Intelligence Report Finds 'Extensive' Russian Election Interference
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    Senator Mark Warner, a Democrat from Virginia and ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, left, and chairman Senator Richard Burr, a Republican from North Carolina, speak before the start of a hearing on worldwide threats in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Feb. 13, 2018.

    The Senate Intelligence Committee released a bipartisan report Thursday on Russian election interference that found the U.S. election infrastructure was unprepared to combat “extensive activity” by Russia that began in 2014 and carried on at least into 2017, NBC News reported.

    The report was issued just one day after former special counsel Robert Mueller warned U.S. lawmakers that he believes Russia will seek to interfere again in the 2020 campaign and that “many more countries” are also developing similar capabilities.

    The report found that the Russians took advantage of the nation's decentralized voting system, “exploiting seams” between federal oversight and state election systems.