The intelligence community has seen no evidence that foreign powers intend to manipulate mail-in voting in the 2020 election, senior Trump administration officials said Wednesday, undercutting a claim by President Donald Trump that such fraud “will be the scandal of our times.”
“RIGGED 2020 ELECTION: MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WILL BE PRINTED BY FOREIGN COUNTRIES, AND OTHERS,” Trump tweeted in June.
The comments from intel community leaders also contrast with Attorney General William Barr, who said last month that the expectation of a foreign incursion on mail-in balloting procedures is “common sense.”
When asked by Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Pa.) if he had evidence to back up the claim that foreign adversaries could print fraudulent mail-in ballots, Barr replied, “I don’t, but I have common sense.”
I’ll go with “common purpose.”