Even before the presidential election took place, President Donald Trump had dispelled doubts and tried to distort the results of the elections in the run-up to the historic vote. With no evidence of fraud before November 3 and no by-election, he has sent lawyers to several battlefield states to try to dispute votes in order to nullify his presidency and raise doubts.
On Thursday, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) debunked the theories it was circulating and released a statement from members of the Electoral Infrastructure Government Coordination Council that the election was "the safest in American history."
Here is the statement:
“The November 3rd election was the safest in American history. Currently, electoral officials across the country review and review the entire electoral process before finalizing the outcome.
“When states have close elections, many ballot papers are retold. All states with close results in the 2020 presidential competition have paper records of every vote so that each ballot can be counted back if necessary. This is an additional benefit for security and reliability. This process enables errors or mistakes to be identified and corrected. There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or compromised in any way.
“Other security measures such as pre-election testing, government certification of voting machines, and certification of voting machines by the US Election Support Commission (EAC) are helping to build additional confidence in the voting systems in use in 2020.
“While we know there are many unsubstantiated allegations and opportunities for misinformation about the conduct of our elections, we can assure you that we, and you should, have the greatest confidence in the safety and integrity of our elections. If you have any questions, turn to election officials as trusted voices when they conduct elections. "
Did you know already? For each selection, there will be discrepancies in the total number of votes for different competitions on the same ballot. These variations do not indicate fraud or issues with #voting technology. More information: https://t.co/4QbcRvCXXU#Protect2020 # TrustedInfo2020 # Election2020 pic.twitter.com/bj5vtfjNE6
– Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (@CISAgov) November 10, 2020