Florida Democrats get threatening emails demanding that they vote for Trump

Elias Hubbard
October 22, 2020

According to Federal Bureau of Investigation officials, voter registration information was obtained by Iran to send "spoofed" emails created to intimidate USA voters.

Wray and Ratcliffe did not describe the emails linked to Iran, but officials familiar with the matter said the USA has linked Tehran to messages sent to Democratic voters in at least four states, including battleground locations like Pennsylvania, Florida and Arizona. Ratcliffe did not explain how the emails were damaging to Trump, because they were urging Democrats to switch to the Republican Party.

The senders claim to "have gained access into the entire voting infrastructure". You will for Trump on Election Day or we will come after you. Change your party affiliation to Republican to let us known you received our message and will comply.

"We ask every American to do their part to defend against those who wish us harm, the way you do that is simple", Ratcliffe said, in a public announcement from the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters. "While many of their operations have been focused on promoting propaganda in pursuit of Iran's interests, this incident is clearly aimed at undermining voter confidence". "I would take this seriously if I were you". "This video and any claims about such allegedly fraudulent ballots are not true".

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office was made aware of emails sent to Citrus County voters.

"We would like to alert the public that we have identified that two foreign actors, Iran and Russian Federation, have taken specific actions to influence public opinion relating to our elections".

The FBI also announced that Russian Federation also separately obtained voter registration information, however, they haven't "seen the same actions" as Russian Federation.

But the emails were actually "spoofed" and had been designed "to incite social unrest and damage President Trump", said John Ratcliffe, the director of national intelligence.

While Ratcliffe states that the videos illustrating election system hacks are not real, the Department of Homeland Security has recently warned state and local election officials of security holes in election system websites.

Officials said the emails are not isolated in just Citrus County, there are reports of the emails across the state.

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