Officials Condemn Trump’s False Claims, Insist Election ‘Most Secure In US History’

Typical polling centre in Louisville

As President Donald Trump continues his grandstanding in refusing to accept defeat by Joe Biden, American State and Federal officials have confirmed that there are no evidence of voter’s fraud so far.

The presidential election was the “most secure in American history” with no evidence that votes were compromised or altered, a coalition of federal and state officials said.

Their declaration offers the clearest repudiation yet of President Trump’s false claims of fraud in the 2020 US Election.

The reassuring words from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency stated thus: “We can assure you we have the utmost confidence in the security and integrity of our elections, and you should too.”

Finally, the Agency’s statement has now backed repeated assurances by experts and state officials that, despite the Coronavirus pandemic and record numbers of voters, the election went smoothly without irregularities.

Yet almost a week after Democrat Joe Biden was declared the winner and President-elect, Trump continues his refusal to accept defeat and to hamper an orderly transition of power.

In a newspaper interview on Friday, he insisted without evidence that the election was stolen from him and that his quixotic legal challenges will succeed.

The position expressed by Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, which led federal election protection efforts, is latest blow to President Trump’s case.

“While we know there are many unfounded claims and opportunities for misinformation about the process of our elections, we can assure you we have the utmost confidence in the security and integrity of our elections, and you should too,” the Agency said.

“When you have questions, turn to elections officials as trusted voices as they administer elections.”

The statement was tweeted by Chris Krebs, the agency’s director, who just hours earlier had been the subject of a media report that said he had told associates he expects to be fired by Trump.

Krebs has been vocal on Twitter in repeatedly reassuring Americans that the election was secure and that their votes would be counted. “America, we have confidence in the security of your vote, you should, too,” he wrote.

The officials , who signed the statement said they had no evidence that any voting system had deleted or lost votes, had changed votes, or was in any way compromised.

Also, they said all the states with close results have paper records, which allows for the recounting of each ballot, if necessary, and for “the identification and correction of any mistakes or errors”.

“The election was the most secure in American history. Right now, across the country, election officials are reviewing and double checking the entire election process prior to finalising the result,” the statement added.

This message delivers another fresh blow to the credibility of Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of fraud and widespread problems that he insists could yet tip the election in his favour. – The Guardian

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