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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Homeland Security says 2020 election ‘most secure in American history’

‘There is no evidence that any voting system was in any way compromised.’

Top U.S. government officials declared on Thursday that the 2020 presidential election was “the most secure” in history, saying there was no evidence that votes were compromised. 

The statement from high-ranking experts at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency — part of the Department of Homeland Security — strongly rebukes Trump’s  unsubstantiated claims that Biden won the election through widespread voter fraud.

“There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised,” the statement said.

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

An earlier report on theGRIO noted that Trump’s claims of voter fraud have been debunked by election officials in every state in the union.

Both Republicans and Democrats alike have reported no evidence of widespread voter fraud or other irregularities that could change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

The New York Times claims the iconic newspaper reached out to officials in every state through interviews and supplied statements that tell the exact opposite story. Election authorities nationwide report “remarkable success despite record turnout and the complications of a dangerous pandemic.”

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Trump has launched a series of legal challenges to overturn the election outcome. Many of those challenges have been tossed out by judges.

“It is most unfortunate that the Republicans have decided that they will not respect the will of the people, and let me just say: It’s like the house is burning down and they just refused to throw water on it,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California said.

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