Spectre of Russia's meddling hangs over 2020 US election

Sanders says he stands firm against its efforts to undermine US democracy, unlike Trump

Democratic Party contender Senator Bernie Sanders said the Russian dream is for a divided America to descend into chaos. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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The shadowy influence of Russia, both real and imaginary, is looming over the United States' 2020 presidential election.

Besieged by questions over reports that Russia favours his nomination, Democratic Party contender Bernie Sanders said in a statement: "Let's be clear, the Russians want to undermine American democracy by dividing us up and, unlike the current President, I stand firmly against their efforts, and any other foreign power that wants to interfere in our election."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 02, 2020, with the headline Spectre of Russia's meddling hangs over 2020 US election. Subscribe