US election officials say ‘no evidence’ of lost or changed votes
US officials responsible for election security rejected claims made by President Donald Trump and Republicans that fraud and lost ballots led to his loss to Democrat Joe Biden in last week’s election.
Senior US federal and state election officials have said that there was “no evidence” that votes were lost or changed, or voting systems corrupted, in the presidential election.
The officials, responsible for election security across the country, rejected claims made by President Donald Trump and Republicans that fraud and lost ballots led to his loss to Democrat Joe Biden in last week’s election.
“The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history,” they said in a statement on Thursday.
“There is no evidence that any voting system delete or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised,”.
“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.
The statement was by the Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council. A public-private umbrella group under the primary federal election security body, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
However, The heads of the National Association of State Election Directors and the National Association of Secretaries of State. The officials who manage elections at the state level – and by the chairman of the US Election Assistance Commission.
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Recounting the ballots
The statement from the election security officials also came amid reports that Trump could fire the head of CISA. Chris Krebs, who has made a strong effort to stifle unsupported allegations of fraud. That have surfaced while the votes have been counted around the country.
Despite that, rumours and conspiracy theories of a corrupted vote that allegedly “robbed”. Trump has flooded the internet, and Republicans and the Trump campaign have filed multiple lawsuits around the country claiming irregularities. So far none have been in court.
The statement said that election officials across the country are currently “reviewing and double-checking”. Their state and local results prior to certifying the numbers.
“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,” the officials said.