Shaheen Addresses Russian Interference in U.S. Elections

Aug 3, 2018

BIA of NH President Jim Roche with Senator Jeanne Shaheen
Credit Leila Goldstein/NHPR

Senator Jeanne Shaheen was in Concord today where she addressed Russian interference in U.S. elections. She spoke at a New Hampshire Business and Industry Association luncheon.

She said, while she was pleased to hear yesterday's federal briefing about the threats, she was disappointed by President Trump's contradictory remarks at a rally later in the day.

"This is real folks. And we need to make sure that we have people who are in charge who are addressing it. And we need the president to stop undermining the efforts to do something about this threat," she said. 

Shaheen said in New Hampshire, officials need to make sure there is a paper trail for all voting, but they also need to address false and misleading stories spread on social media. 

"The issue is not just the integrity of our election systems, it's also about the disinformation that the Russians are spreading," she said.