Kamala Harris warns Russian interference could cost Biden the presidency

by Peter Heck · Sep 7th, 2020 7:34 am
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Last Updated Sep 8th, 2020 at 1:41 pm

Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday, where she suggested that her running mate, Joe Biden, could lose the 2020 presidential election because of the influence of Russian actors.

CNN's host, Dana Bash, asked Harris if she was worried that Russian meddling could tip the election to Trump.

Harris said, "I am clear that Russia interfered in the election of the president of the United States in 2016. I serve on the Senate Intelligence Committee. We have published detailed reports about exactly what we believe happened. And I do believe that there will be foreign interference in the 2020 election and that Russia will be at the front of the line."

When Bash followed up by asking Harris if such interference could cause her and Biden electoral defeat, Harris replied, "Theoretically, of course, yes."

Harris also reiterated what has become a common Democrat objection in recent years, that Republicans are attempting to "intentionally" prevent citizens from exercising their right to vote.

"We have classic voter suppression, we have what happened in 2016, which is foreign interference, we have a president who is trying to convince the American people not to believe in the integrity of our election system and compromise their belief that their vote might actually count."


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