Three states denied requests from Russian officials to study the U.S presidential election on Nov. 8. Election officials in Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana said only election workers and voters could be present at polling stations. Oklahoma Secretary of State Chris Benge said he was concerned about the requests given recent revelations that Russia was behind the hack of other institutions like the Democratic National Committee. This comes as Donald Trump and his surrogates continue to cite, without evidence, rampant voter fraud as a reason why the election will be “rigged,” and as U.S. officials continue to suspect that Russia is interested in influencing the outcome of the election.
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