The President of the United States is not directly elected by the voters of the United States. To win, the candidate must get 270 of 538 Electoral College votes.
The US president had previously voiced skepticism on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race. His executive order comes before US congressional elections that are already tinged with fears of foreign meddling.
The spies allegedly targeted computers belonging to the Democratic Party and its 2016 presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. The charges were issued as part of a wider probe into US President Donald Trump.
Donald Trump's lawyers have received a list of questions in a probe into whether Russia meddled in the 2016 US elections, according to a report. The president has always denied collusion between his campaign and Moscow.
On Monday, electors will convene to officially cast their ballots for the next US president and vice president. Although some hope for a surge of "unfaithful electors," it is expected that Trump will be selected.
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