Senate passed DETER Act to block individuals meddling US elections from coming to US


The bill denying entry to the US for individuals who interfere the US election has been passed in Senate on Monday night. ‘The Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines Act’ was passed unanimously. According to the bill any person who attempted to meddle or was engaged in “improper interference in the US elections” won’t be able to get a US visa.

After the vote the US Senator Lindsey Graham said the attempt to interfere the election is a “strike at the very heart of the democratic values, freedoms, and liberty.”

“By barring foreigners who improperly interfere in our elections from coming to the United States, the DETER Act sends a message to hostile nations across the world that the United States will not tolerate foreign interference in our elections,” Graham said.

Americans are concerned about possible 2020 election interference after comments by Robert Mueller last week. Mueller, who led the investigation into the meddling in 2016 election, made his first comments after his 22-month probe and said that interference did occur and “that allegation deserves the attention of every American.”

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