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US Intel Report Reveals China’s Election Meddling in 2022 Midterms

A declassified US intelligence report has unveiled China’s intensified efforts to meddle in the 2022 United States midterm elections. The report suggests that Beijing believed it could act without facing retaliation from the Biden administration.

Chinese Government’s Tacit Approval:

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The report, released this week and primarily redacted, indicates that the Chinese government “tacitly approved efforts” to influence several American midterm races in 2022.

Attempts To Influence Congress, Focus of Anti-China Activities

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Chinese leaders aimed their efforts at the US Congress, as they perceived it as a focal point of anti-China activities.

China’s leaders repeatedly instructed officials to focus on influencing Congress.

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Impacting US-China Relations

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They believed was negatively impacting the US-China relationship and challenging China’s core interests. Since 2020, senior Chinese leaders issued “broad directives” to ramp up operations shaping US policy and public opinion in favor of China.

Election Timing and Perceived Risk

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The intelligence community found that Chinese leaders saw the 2022 US midterm elections as an opportunity to portray the US democratic model negatively. They believed the midterms offered a chance to highlight divisions on social issues like abortion and gun control.

Specific Members Identified

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Chinese officials also identified specific members of Congress to reward or punish based on their views.

China’s tactics included covertly denigrating a US Senator online using inauthentic accounts, although the report redacts the senator’s name.

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No Party Specific Campaign

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However, the report reveals that China refrained from authorizing a comprehensive campaign favoring one US political party or questioning election results.

Other Nations’ Involvement

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The intelligence report also mentions Iran, Russia, and Cuba attempting to meddle in the 2022 midterms. These foreign governments aimed to heighten sociopolitical tensions and sow distrust in democratic processes.

Increased Foreign Interference

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The report highlights that foreign governments’ efforts to interfere in the 2022 midterms exceeded previous levels seen during the 2018 midterm elections.

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Russia’s and Iran’s Tactics

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Russia primarily aimed to heighten existing US sociopolitical tensions and sow distrust in democratic processes through online information operations. Iran, to a lesser degree, pursued similar objectives.

Cyber Intrusion Concerns

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Notably, the intelligence community has not detected persistent foreign government cyber efforts to tamper with US election infrastructure since Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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