S. 2313 - AKA the DETER Act
Heck YES.... Why not Sanction them big time, if they attempt to impact the results of our electoral process.
I strongly support this Senate bill S. 2313 - AKA the DETER Act — which would punish foreign governments and their agents for interfering in U.S. elections by imposing sanctions. It establishes four “redlines” which would trigger retaliation if a foreign government or its agents:
* 1) Buy ads, including online ads, to influence an election;
* 2) Use social and traditional media to spread significant amounts of false information;
* 3) Hack and release or modify election and campaign infrastructure, including voter registration databases and campaign emails; or
* 4) Block or otherwise access to elections infrastructure, such as websites providing information on polling locations. It would also stipulate sanctions against Russia if it again meddles in a U.S. federal election, and require a plan for preventing such interference by China, Iran, North Korea, and any other country If foreign governments like Russia, China, or North Korea meddle in U.S. elections they should face sanctions.
This bill establishes clear “redlines” to deter specific types of interference and ensures that there will be retaliation if those lines are crossed for repeat offenders like Russia. of significant concern. 8*8*28 ..... SneakyPete