WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. officials said on Tuesday that foreign actors did not significantly influence the 2018 congressional elections, despite reports of hacking attempts leading up to the November election.The statement by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security stands in contrast to the 2016 presidential election, which U.S. officials say was the target of a sophisticated Russian hacking and propaganda campaign.The two agencies said the U.S. government has found no evidence that foreign governments or agents had an impact last November, when Democrats won control of the House of Representatives. Neither political campaigns nor electronic voting machines or other infrastructure was significantly affected, they said in a joint statement. They declined to provide further detail.RELATED: Senate Intelligence Committee review of Russian election meddling 16 PHOTOS Senate Intelligence Committee's review of Russian election meddling … [Read more...] about No evidence foreign meddling impacted 2018 midterm elections, officials say
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SECTIONS Search E-edition Customer Service Customer Service SacBee Rewards About Us About Us Contact Us Apps Mobile & Apps Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube News in Education (NIE) Newsletters Local Sacramento Region Arena City Beat Crime Local Govt Salary Database The Homeless Marcos Bretón Transportation Education Environment Health & Medicine Traffic Conditions Weather Communities Elk Grove Folsom/El Dorado Roseville/Placer Yolo Sports Sports Kings NBA News 49ers Giants Oakland A's High School Sports Joe Davidson More Sports Raiders NFL News MLB News River Cats Soccer Colleges Golf Autos Racing Politics Politics Capitol Alert State Workers The California Influencer Series Local Elections PoliGRAPH State Worker Salary Database Legislative Gifts … [Read more...] about Fact Check: Did Motor Voter tilt midterm elections against California Republicans?
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis slammed Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, suggesting that he attempted to interfere in the 2018 U.S. midterm elections.Mattis said at the Reagan National Defense Forum that there’s “no doubt” that the U.S.-Russia relations have worsened in the last two years.“[Putin] tried again to muck around in our elections this last month and we are seeing a continued effort along those lines,” he added.“Russia doesn’t speak with one voice,” Mattis continued. “We find that Russia on the surface tries to make certain very deceitful statements stick. They don’t stick, their actions speak louder than words and it has worsened the relationship.” 19 PHOTOS Midterm election night in America 2018 See Gallery Midterm election night in America 2018 A rainbow forms over the U.S. Capitol as evening sets on midterm Election Day in Washington, U.S. November 6, 2018. … [Read more...] about Defense Secretary Jim Mattis suggests Russia attempted to interfere in 2018 midterm elections
POLITICS 11/13/2018 02:51 pm ET The president and his media allies have moved on. JONATHAN LEMIRE and CATHERINE LUCEY By JONATHAN LEMIRE and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Did someone say caravan? One week after Election Day, President Donald Trump’s daily drumbeat of warnings about a caravan of “bad thugs” and potential terrorists intent on invading the U.S. from Mexico has largely fallen silent. The migrant caravans are still trudging along, the largest still about 1,000 miles from the southern border, but Trump — and many in the conservative media — have dramatically reduced the frequency and intensity of their dire warnings now that they no longer feel the same urgency to stir up GOP voters. Trump and his media allies have largely moved on: They’re more focused now on the possibility of electoral chicanery in recounts in the Florida Senate and governor’s races. Within the West Wing and in … [Read more...] about Trump Largely Silent About Migrant Caravan Following Midterm Elections
Dan Balz and Michael Scherer, The Washington Post Published 5:23 pm PST, Friday, November 9, 2018 WASHINGTON - In the early hours of election night on Tuesday, a consensus began to take hold that the vaunted Democratic blue wave that had been talked about all year was failing to materialize. Now, with a handful of races still to be called, it's clear that an anti-President Donald Trump force hit the country with considerable, if uneven, strength. Democrats appear poised to pick up 35 to 40 seats in the House once the last races are tallied, according to strategists in both parties. That would represent the biggest Democratic gain in the House since the post-Watergate election of 1974, when the party picked up 49 seats three months after Richard M. Nixon resigned the presidency. Republicans will gain seats in the Senate, but with races in Florida and Arizona still to be called, their pre-election majority of 51 seats will end up as low as 52 or as high as 54. Meanwhile, … [Read more...] about For Democrats, a midterm election that keeps on giving