Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Tuesday said there’s no evidence that any “foreign actor” has altered vote tallies coming into Election Day.

More than 100 million people voted early this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a vast increase over 2016, when about 139 million people voted total.

“We have no indications that a foreign actor has succeeded in compromising or manipulating any votes in this election,” Wolf told reporters in a webcast press conference.

Federal officials warned throughout the year of efforts by China, Iran and Russia to sway voters or sow division.

In 2016, Russia hacked and released embarrassing Democratic emails, harming Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, but officials said that cyber offensive also didn’t manipulate vote tallies.

Last month, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and FBI director Christopher Wray said in a press conference that Iran targeted voters through spoof emails.

The Iranian agents allegedly threatened Democratic voters in Alaska and Florida, claiming to be members of the right-wing Proud Boys group. The emails said that they were “in possession of all your information” and demanded they change their party affiliation and vote for Trump.

Iran and China are believed to favor Democrat Joe Biden and Russia is believed to favor Trump, the Trump administration’s top counterintelligence official, National Counterintelligence and Security Center Director William Evanina, said in August.



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