US election security officials reject Trump’s fraud claims

US election security officials reject Trump's fraud claims
A Biden supporter at a "stop the steal" rally in Wisconsin. Source: Reuters
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Daily US Times: US federal election officials have said the 2020 presidential vote was the “most secure in American history,” rejecting President Trump’s fraud claims.

The committee has announced: “There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.”

They spoke out after President Donald Trump claimed without proof 2.7 million votes for him were “deleted” in 3 November’s election.

Mr Trump has yet to concede to the projected winner, Democrat Joe Biden.

The result was called by US media last weekend but some counting continues.

The US President has launched a flurry of legal challenges to projected results in key states and levelled unsubstantiated fraud claims.

On Thursday, a Department of Homeland Security unit that worked on safeguarding US voting systems for the 3 November presidential election issued a joint statement.

“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 committee of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (Cisa) said.

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

Christopher Krebs, the head of Cisa, has said he expects to be fired by the Trump administration, according to Reuters news agency.

It reported that Mr Krebs had incurred the White House’s displeasure over a Cisa website called Rumor Control, which debunks election misinformation.

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