Donald Trump’s continued push in court of a voter fraud conspiracy theory that explains his election loss, one which will surely end the minute he can no longer profit from it, has alleged all manner of voter fraud, from deliberate failure by election officials to allow poll watchers to stand over the shoulders of vote counters during a pandemic to the counting of millions of illegal votes. However, his court battles have so far gone belly up, with some ranging to the absolute absurd, and there is still no evidence that any significant incidence of voter fraud occurred.
Statement from CISA (part of Trump DHS) and state officials says the election "was the most secure in American history," dismisses "unfounded claims," says in bold, "There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised." pic.twitter.com/fS7twFPuyd
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 12, 2020
The Department of Homeland Security is headed by Trump-appointed officials, including acting Secretary Chad Wolfe and deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, an agency within the Department of Homeland Security, released a statement on Thursday in direct conflict with Trump’s legal and public claims of voter fraud, saying that the 2020 elections were the “most secure in American history.”
‘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.’
It is unlikely that Donald Trump or his supporters will take the news well or even seriously, but the agency assured Americans that recounts are being thoroughly performed. With no evidence of voter fraud apparent, it is nearly impossible to imagine that any significant vote count will be overturned.
‘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.‘
This government statement about the election being secure should be unremarkable. But the reality is every person who had a hand in writing it will almost certainly face the wrath of President Trump and his inner circle in the White House.
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) November 12, 2020
Without mentioning his name, the agency also addressed the attempts by the president and his allies to spread disinformation about the election results and the accuracy and legality of the count. None of them are substantial, the agency agreed.
‘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.’
There is "no evidence" the Nov. 3 election was compromised, top U.S. cybersecurity officials have affirmed — calling it "the most secure in American history."https://t.co/Q1SC9gaQCy
— NPR (@NPR) November 13, 2020