Appearing in a new interview with CNN, Kamala Harris said “Theoretically, of course” Russian interference could cost Democrats the election.
CNN’s Dana Bash asked “I want to ask about Russia. The Department of Homeland Security bulletin said that Russia is trying to amplify claims that mail-in voting will lead to widespread voting fraud and undermine the public’s trust in the upcoming election. Are you worried that Russian interference could cost you the election?”
Harris answered “I am clear that Russia interfered in the election of the president of the United States in 2016. I serve on the Senate Intelligence Committee. We have published detailed reports about exactly what we believe happened.”
She added “And I do believe that there will be foreign interference in the 2020 election and that Russia will be at the front of the line.”
Bash then asked “Could it cost you the White House?”
To which Harris replied “Theoretically, of course, yes.”
Harris explained “We have classic voter suppression, we have what happened in 2016, which is foreign interference, we have a president who is trying to convince the American people not to believe in the integrity of our election system and compromise their belief that their vote might actually count.”
“These things are all at play, and I am very realistic, Joe is very realistic, that until we can win…that there will be many obstacles that people are intentionally placing in front of Americans’ ability to vote” she added.
Q: "Are you worried that Russia interference could cost you the election?"
Sen. Kamala Harris: "…Theoretically, of course." pic.twitter.com/9L2yJ8pkEI
— The Hill (@thehill) September 6, 2020