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    US Senate Intel Panel Releases Recommendations Regarding 2016 Russian Meddling

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    Russia has consistently denied interference in the US election race, calling the allegations an absurd distraction from pressing domestic issues including corruption.

    The US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has released a report on Moscow's alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.

    "The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has examined evidence of Russian attempts to target election infrastructure during the 2016 US elections," the report said. "The Committee has reviewed the steps state and local election officials take to ensure the integrity of our elections."

    The document reads that the US administration "clearly communicates" that attacks on elections are "hostile," calling for a response.

    The panel has also called on the Congress to "urgently pass" legislation that would increase federal assistance to states battling attempts at meddling in the election process. States, on their end, should rapidly replace outdated voting systems and use funds to improve cybersecurity, according to the panel.

    The report reads that the major US departments, including the Department of State and the Department of Defense, should engage with Washington's allies in order to forge new regulations in the sphere of international cybersecurity.

    Several investigations into the alleged interference in the 2016 US presidential vote that saw the victory of Republican candidate Donald Trump have been ongoing. 

    READ MORE: Russian Senate Records External Attempts to Meddle in Presidential Election

    Moscow has repeatedly denied interfering in the US election, characterizing the allegations as absurd and intended to deflect public attention from actual instances of election fraud and corruption, as well as other pressing issues.

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