I just saw an article saying that China is trying to interfere with the election to help Biden, and Russia is trying to interfere to help Trump. I’m skeptical, for a couple of reasons, but wouldn’t completely rule it out.
First of all, I tend not to believe anything that starts “U.S. intelligence says…” because we know that they just lie all the damned time, and for the most part aren’t even intelligence agencies, just propaganda agencies. If they just paid a bit more attention to information that’s publicly available on the internet, they’d probably have a better idea of what’s going on than they get by relying on their network of inept spies.
According to NPR: William Evanina, who leads the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said that the U.S. government has assessed that China prefers President Trump losing the election, because Beijing considers him unpredictable, while Russia is working to undermine Democrat Joe Biden.
“Ahead of the 2020 U.S. elections, foreign states will continue to use covert and overt influence measures in their attempts to sway U.S. voters’ preferences and perspectives, shift U.S. policies, increase discord in the United States, and undermine the American people’s confidence in our democratic process,” he said.
However, he goes on to admit that he’s seen no actual evidence of that. So, he’s just guessing.
I suppose it is possible, although Russia and China (like the U.S. and every other country) also have domestic issues to worry about, which probably preoccupies most of their attention.
The U.S. is actually the nation most likely to interfere in another nation’s electoral process. (see Bolivia, just for the most recent example)
In any event, the governments of Russia and China at the moment, as well as most of the American people, are probably watching these elections and saying “What the actual fuck is going on here?” You have two mentally challenged, clearly incompetent individuals, competing to be the most powerful man on Earth, and either one will be a disaster. Russia and China, most probably, are just watching in amazement as America collapses.
I doubt they’re lifting a finger because they don’t actually need to.