The United States Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that the 2020 presidential election “was the most secure in American history,” extinguishing President Donald Trump’s incessant and baseless claims that voter rampant voter fraud cost him the White House.
In a joint statement, the Elections Government Coordinating Council and the Election Infrastructure Sector Coordinating Executive Committees, comprised of experts from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said:
Right now, across the country, election officials are reviewing and double checking the entire election process prior to finalizing the result.
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.
Other security measures like pre-election testing, state certification of voting equipment, and the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s (EAC) certification of voting equipment help to build additional confidence in the voting systems used in 2020.See Also
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.
Trump lost the national popular vote and the Electoral College to President-Elect Joe Biden and has been unwilling to concede.
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