A coalition of state and federal officials pushed back against President Trump’s claims of widespread election fraud, saying they have no evidence that ballots were compromised — and saying “the election was the most secure in American history.”
“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 Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said in a statement.
“When you have questions, turn to elections officials as trusted voices as they administer elections,” the lead US cyber security agency added. “America, we have confidence in the security of your vote, you should, too,” the statement continued.
In a tweet Friday, President Trump claimed credit for how secure the election was, while at the same time pushing his claims of election rigging.
“For years the Dems have been preaching how unsafe and rigged our elections have been. Now they are saying what a wonderful job the Trump Administration did in making 2020 the most secure election ever,” the president said.
“Actually this is true, except for what the Democrats did. Rigged Election!” he added.
The statement’s authors said they had no evidence that any voting system had deleted or lost votes, had altered votes, or was compromised in any way. They said all of the states with close results have paper records, which allows for the recounting of each ballot and for “the identification and correction of any mistakes or errors.”
“The November 3rd 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 finalizing the result,” the statement said.
Sources: NY Post; Image: Bloomberg