Reid backs electors’ demand for intel briefing on Russia before vote

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday evening that he believes Electoral College voters should receive an intelligence briefing on Russian election interference before they officially vote for Donald Trump 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 Clinton, including hacking and releasing documents from Democratic groups and individuals.

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