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What's the Biggest Threat on Election Day?

| November 8, 2016

Leading up to Election Day, there are renewed intelligence concerns of a possible terrorist attack planned by al Qaeda.

To put it in context, however, the times around elections and democratic transitions have always raised security concerns as terrorist groups attempt to disrupt the act of voting or sway the results of an election. The real threat next Tuesday, however, has nothing to do with bombs or guns. It has to do with wires. Voting has, in the vernacular of terror, become the new soft target....

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For Academic Citation: Kayyem, Juliette.“What's the Biggest Threat on Election Day?.” CNN, November 8, 2016.

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