Reid backs electors' demand for intel briefing on Russia before vote
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Senate Minority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidThe Memo: Political trench warfare colors views on coronavirus GOP embraces big stimulus after years of decrying it Five Latinas who could be Biden's running mate MORE said Tuesday evening that he believes Electoral College voters should receive an intelligence briefing on Russian election interference before they officially vote for Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders says he wouldn't 'drop dead' if Trump decided on universal healthcare Overnight Health Care: Trump officials lay groundwork for May reopening | Democrats ramp up talks with Mnuchin on next relief deal | Fauci says death toll could be around 60,000 Hillicon Valley: State officials push for more election funds | Coronavirus surveillance concerns ramp up pressure for privacy bill | Senators warned not to use Zoom | Agencies ask FCC to revoke China Telecom's license MORE on Dec. 19.

Reid told BuzzFeed News in an interview that he believes the electors deserve an intelligence briefing that some have demanded.

“If they had the same briefings I had they would be concerned about the election and I believe focusing on the Electoral College is important,” said Reid told BuzzFeed. He added that electors should “of course” get briefings.

Reid also made a quip about Mitt Romney being right in 2012 when he stated that Russia is a major threat to the United States.

Intelligence reports have suggested that Russian operatives worked to interfere with the U.S. election in an effort to get Trump elected over Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden releases plans to expand Medicare, forgive student debt The Memo: Sanders's influence endures as campaign ends The two infectious diseases spreading across America MORE, including hacking and releasing documents from Democratic groups and individuals.