Russians reportedly target Sen. Tammy Baldwin to 'turn voters against her'

MILWAUKEE -- Russian operatives allegedly targeted Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin to "turn voters against her." That's according to a new report from the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

The department is accusing a Russian woman of trying to interfere in the upcoming midterm elections.

"This is an attack on the United States," Baldwin said. "I'm fighting to get to the bottom of this for the integrity of our democracy because what I want to do is be able to fight for the people of Wisconsin."

Senator Baldwin says the government has many defenses against this kind of meddling, but one of the most important is up to the public, and that's being savvy consumers of social media to be able to recognize bad messages.

Baldwin and U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir went head to head Friday night, Oct. 19 during a debate speaking about healthcare and the federal deficit.