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McConnell accuses Democrats of sowing division by repeatedly voicing election security concerns

Added 09-17-20 06:57:01pm EST - “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday accused Senate Democrats of furthering election interference goals of foreign adversaries by voicing concerns about election security.?” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “McConnell accuses Democrats of sowing division by repeatedly voicing election security concerns”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate Republicans signal openness to working with Biden Hillicon Valley: DOJ indicts Chinese, Malaysian hackers accused of targeting over 100 organizations | GOP senators raise concerns over Oracle-TikTok deal | QAnon awareness jumps in new poll The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden asks if public can trust vaccine from Trump ahead of Election Day | Oklahoma health officials raised red flags before Trump rally MORE (R-Ky.) on Thursday accused Senate Democrats of furthering election interference goals of foreign adversaries by voicing concerns about election security. 

In a four-page letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerDemocrats scramble on COVID-19 relief amid division, Trump surprise Pelosi, Schumer 'encouraged' by Trump call for bigger coronavirus relief package Schumer, Sanders call for Senate panel to address election security MORE (D-N.Y.), McConnell wrote that Democrats are “sowing the kind of divisions” in U.S. society about the Democratic process that the leaders of Russia and China have aimed to do by expressing repeated concerns around the security of elections.

“Leading Democrats and prominent media voices have spent years downplaying our progress on election security, casting doubt on the legitimacy of elections that Democrats do not win, and abusing this crucial issue as a platform for partisan finger-pointing,” McConnell wrote, pointing to Democrats' concerns over Postal Service delays and collusion between President TrumpDonald John TrumpBarr criticizes DOJ in speech declaring all agency power 'is invested in the attorney general' Military leaders asked about using heat ray on protesters outside White House: report Powell warns failure to reach COVID-19 deal could 'scar and damage' economy MORE and Russia. 

“This endless parade of partisan hysteria has furthered our adversaries’ goals to a degree that Putin, Xi, and mullahs in Tehran can scarcely dream of achieving themselves,” he wrote. 

McConnell’s concerns were raised as government officials are increasingly sounding the alarm about foreign threats to elections. 

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