On Thursday senior US federal and state election officials said that there were no objects that votes were lost or changed, or voting systems fraud, in the presidential election.
The officials, in charge of election security across the country, denied allegations made by President Donald Trump and Republicans that fraud and lost ballots led to his loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the November 3 election. The November 3rd election was one of the safest elections in American history, they said in a statement.
There is no object that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised, they said. While we know there are many groundless claims and opportunities for disinfo about the process of our elections, we can assure you we have extreme confidence in the security and coherence of our elections, and everybody should too.
The statement was uttered 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).
It was signed by the heads of the National Association of State Election Directors and the National Association of Secretaries of State, the officials who supervise elections at the state level and by the chairman of the US Election Assistance Commission.
It came hours after Trump retweeted a groundless claim that an election equipment maker eliminated 2.7 million votes for him nationwide and changed hundreds of thousand from him to Biden in Pennsylvania and other states. It was the latest in a series of forged claims Trump and Republicans have put out in order to deny Biden's victory.