Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent U.S. Elections

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Presidency,Russia,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet

The declassified version of the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment of Russian efforts to interfere with the U.S. presidential election, including their use of cyber tools and media campaigns to influence U.S. public opinion.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence


The Administration’s Response to Russia: What You Need to Know

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Presidency,Russia,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet

Press release which summarizes actions taken by the Obama Administration in response to Russian harassment and interference in the U.S. presidential election.  Includes links to executive orders, U.S. sanctions against Russia, and various agency actions.  From the White House


Grizzly Steppe: Russian Malicious Cyber Activity

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Presidency,Russia,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet

Provides technical details about the tools and infrastructure used by Russian civilian and military intelligence services to compromise and exploit networks associated with the U.S. presidential election as well as a range of U.S. government, political, and private sector entities.  A joint analysis report of the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Contingent Election of the President and Vice President by Congress: Perspectives and Contemporary Analysis

Categories: Congress,Elections/Campaigns,History,Presidency

Describes what would happen (and what has happened twice in the past) if no presidential candidate won a majority of the electoral votes and the role of the House and Senate in such cases. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


We are Americans First

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Presidency

Remarks of President Obama on the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.  From the White House


U.S. Election Assistance Commission Glossary of Terms Database

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Literacy/Reading

Nearly 2,000 terms and phrases used in the administration of U.S. elections.  Features translations into various other languages potentially spoken in the U.S.  From the U.S. Election Assistance Commission


Electorate Profiles: Selected Characteristics of the Citizens, 18 and Older Population

Categories: Education-Higher,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

A set of statistical tables showing estimates of the voting age population broken down by demographic characteristics, including age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, household income, college education and poverty status,  for each state and congressional district.  From the Census Bureau


Legal Processes for Contesting the Results of a Presidential Election

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Supreme Court/courts

Discusses the nature of U.S. presidential elections, the kinds of complaints that might be raised about voting fraud or misconduct by election officials, and the legal recourses available to complainants. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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