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NCEI co-chairs respond to reports of foreign interference, call on Congress to bolster election infrastructure

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Cory Combs

Director of Media Relations

In response to reporting that Russia has begun to spread disinformation ahead of the 2024 presidential election, National Council on Election Integrity (NCEI) Co-chairs Tim Roemer (D-IN) and Zach Wamp (R-TN) issued the following statement:

“Foreign adversaries have a vested interest in disrupting our democracy, our elections, and driving a wedge between the United States and trusted allies. We know that Russia has long targeted users on online platforms to exploit partisan divides within our country and they are amping up their efforts ahead of the 2024 election. Their attempts to meddle in our elections could now be further fueled by advanced AI technology. A proliferation of deepfake content threatens to confuse voters and sow the seeds for political violence. It is imperative for Congress to act swiftly to bolster our critical election infrastructure and support by providing regular and consistent funding so election officials can continue to administer free, fair, and secure elections.”