Sean Lyngaas, CNN, June 17, 2022

When US intelligence and national security officials gathered at a classified facility in April to speak with election officials around the country, there was no burning new intelligence to share about cyber threats to American democracy.

The briefing covered Russia's war on Ukraine and foreign and domestic sources of disinformation about US elections, according to three people familiar with the briefing.

But there was a striking change from pre-2020 briefings: It touched on violent threats to election officials that stem from conspiracy theories about the voting process.