Before the presidential election had even taken place, President Donald Trump had been spreading seeds of doubt, trying to taint the results of the election leading up to the historic vote. Without any evidence of election fraud before Nov. 3, and still not having any post-election, he has sent lawyers to several battleground states to try to dispute votes, all to nullify and cause doubt to his losing the presidency.
On Thursday, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) debunked the theories he has been floating around, releasing a statement from the members of the Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council that this election was “the most secure in American history.”
Here’s the statement:
“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.
“When states have close elections, many will recount ballots. All of the states with close results in the 2020 presidential race have paper records of each vote, allowing the ability to go back and count each ballot if necessary. This is an added benefit for security and resilience. This process allows for the identification and correction of any mistakes or errors. There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.
“Other security measures like pre-election testing, state certification of voting equipment, and the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s (EAC) certification of voting equipment help to build additional confidence in the voting systems used in 2020.
“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. When you have questions, turn to elections officials as trusted voices as they administer elections.”
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— Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (@CISAgov) November 10, 2020