Exacerbating polarization in America is a strategic move for authoritarian governments like Russia, China, and Iran. A democracy entangled in its own disagreements is a weakened player on the world stage and a boon for competitor nations. Iran and Russia both sought to interfere in the 2020 election; there is no reason to believe they wouldn’t try in 2022. As voters in a key swing state, Pennsylvanians are on the front lines of information manipulation campaigns from foreign actors. Learn more about strategies, tools, and tactics used to impact voters and divide communities with experts from the Alliance for Securing Democracy. Together we discussed threats to Pennsylvania’s elections and how to build resilience against them.
- Rachael Dean Wilson, Head of External Affairs, Alliance for Security Democracy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
- David Salvo, Deputy Director, Alliance for Security Democracy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
- Moderator: Betty Cruz, President & CEO, World Affairs Council Pittsburgh