Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Foreign Interference in or Undermining Public Confidence in United States Elections, 48039-48040 [2019-19849]

Download as PDF 48039 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 176 Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Title 3— Notice of September 10, 2019 The President Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Foreign Interference in or Undermining Public Confidence in United States Elections On September 12, 2018, by Executive Order 13848, I declared a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States constituted by the threat of foreign interference in or undermining public confidence in United States elections. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PRES DOCS Although there has been no evidence of a foreign power altering the outcomes or vote tabulation in any United States election, foreign powers have historically sought to exploit America’s free and open political system. In recent years, the proliferation of digital devices and internet-based communications has created significant vulnerabilities and magnified the scope and intensity of the threat of foreign interference. The ability of persons located, in whole or in substantial part, outside the United States to interfere in or undermine public confidence in United States elections, including through the unauthorized accessing of election and campaign infrastructure or the covert distribution of propaganda and disinformation, continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States. For this reason, the national emergency declared on September 12, 2018, must continue in effect beyond September 12, 2019. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13848 with respect to the threat of foreign interference in or undermining public confidence in United States elections. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Sep 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\11SEO0.SGM 11SEO0 48040 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 11, 2019 / Presidential Documents This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress. THE WHITE HOUSE, September 10, 2019. [FR Doc. 2019–19849 Filed 9–10–19; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Sep 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\11SEO0.SGM 11SEO0 Trump.EPS</GPH> jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 176 (Wednesday, September 11, 2019)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 48039-48040]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-19849]



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Vol. 84

Wednesday,

No. 176

September 11, 2019

Part III





The President





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Notice of September 10, 2019--Continuation of the National Emergency 
With Respect to Foreign Interference in or Undermining Public 
Confidence in United States Elections


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 176 / Wednesday, September 11, 2019 
/ Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Notice of September 10, 2019

                
Continuation of the National Emergency With 
                Respect to Foreign Interference in or Undermining 
                Public Confidence in United States Elections

                On September 12, 2018, by Executive Order 13848, I 
                declared a national emergency pursuant to the 
                International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 
                1701 et seq.) to deal with the unusual and 
                extraordinary threat to the national security and 
                foreign policy of the United States constituted by the 
                threat of foreign interference in or undermining public 
                confidence in United States elections.

                Although there has been no evidence of a foreign power 
                altering the outcomes or vote tabulation in any United 
                States election, foreign powers have historically 
                sought to exploit America's free and open political 
                system. In recent years, the proliferation of digital 
                devices and internet-based communications has created 
                significant vulnerabilities and magnified the scope and 
                intensity of the threat of foreign interference. The 
                ability of persons located, in whole or in substantial 
                part, outside the United States to interfere in or 
                undermine public confidence in United States elections, 
                including through the unauthorized accessing of 
                election and campaign infrastructure or the covert 
                distribution of propaganda and disinformation, 
                continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat 
                to the national security and foreign policy of the 
                United States. For this reason, the national emergency 
                declared on September 12, 2018, must continue in effect 
                beyond September 12, 2019. Therefore, in accordance 
                with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 
                U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the 
                national emergency declared in Executive Order 13848 
                with respect to the threat of foreign interference in 
                or undermining public confidence in United States 
                elections.

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                This notice shall be published in the Federal Register 
                and transmitted to the Congress.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    September 10, 2019.

[FR Doc. 2019-19849
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