Foreign intervention in the electoral process in the United States will be considered as a conscious act, significantly affecting relations between the United States and the government of the offending country. About this in his statement on 20 July noted a likely candidate in US presidents from Democratic party, former us Vice-President Joe Biden. A statement he issued on July 21 on the platform Medium.
“Foreign interference in the electoral process in the United States constitutes an affront to the American people and their constitutional right to vote. When foreign countries are sending hackers, trolls, money launderers and disinformation to undermine or question our elections, they threaten the sovereignty of America, democratic institutions and national security. They undermine the vote and voice of each citizen of the United States. They attack our way of life,” Biden said.
He said that if elected President of the country uses every opportunity to make the country violators to pay for the interference in the American elections.
“I have no desire to aggravate tensions with Russia or any other country. I’d rather focus my administration on the international community to combat COVID-19 and the subsequent economic crisis, and addressing other pressing issues of concern to the international community. But if any foreign power recklessly decides to intervene in our democracy, I will not hesitate, I will answer as President to impose a significant and long-term sanctions,” – said Biden.
July 17, Biden said that China and Russia are trying to intervene in the presidential electionsscheduled for 3 November. According to him, these data provided the US intelligence.
In October 2016 the United States government officially accused Russia of hacking into the servers of American political parties, and meddling in the presidential election process in the country. In December, the CIA concluded that Russia interfered in the elections to help the Republican Donald Trump to win. Russia denies the accusations.