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Trump Admin Spams Random Russians to Fight Election Meddling

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With less than three months before the presidential election, Trump administration officials appear to be spamming foreign citizens in a bid to prevent election interference. 

Russians and Iranians woke up Friday morning to strange spam text messages encouraging them to report any evidence of interference in the United States election to the U.S. State Department—and offering a hefty financial incentive to do so. 

“The United States pays up to $10 million for any information on foreign interference in American elections,” the messages read in Russian and Farsi.

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