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US Federal election officials have rejected President Donald Trump’s election fraud claims.
Officials have said that the 2020 White House vote was the “most secure in American history”.
“There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised,” a committee announced.
The announcement holds significance as it marks the most direct rebuttal from Federal and state officials of President Trump’s claims.
The joint statement was released by the Election Infrastructure Government Co-ordinating Council, which consists of senior officials from the Department of Homeland Security and the US Election Assistance Commission. It also consists of state-level officials who oversee elections and representatives of the voting machine industry.
The group said in 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,”
“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 group did not directly mention Trump’s name.
“When you have questions, turn to elections officials as trusted voices as they administer elections.”
The statement was posted on the website of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (Cisa), which is part of the Department of Homeland Security.
On Thursday, Mr. Krebs shared a post by an election law expert that said: “Please don’t retweet wild and baseless claims about voting machines, even if they’re made by the president.”