U.S. Election officials, including federal government staff, are contradicting Donald Trump’s voter-fraud conspiracy theories forcing Republicans to reaccess their support for the defeated president.
On Thursday morning, a group of national, state and private election officials released a joint statement Thursday there is no evidence of any voting system being compromised in the 2020 election despite Trump’s deluge of election fraud conspiracies.
“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,” the Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council and the Election Infrastructure Sector Coordinating Executive Committees said, according to CNN.
The group, which includes federal employees working in the Trump administration, added in boldfaced type: “There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.”
Since CNN and other outlets called the election for Joe Biden on Saturday, Trump has refused to accept the results, instead pushing baseless conspiracies that his second term is being stolen.
Trump falsely claimed on election night address that he had already won reelection, that he had already won states that were actually still counting votes at the time. he also claimed that his opponents were perpetrating a fraud.
The statement from the elections officials urged the American public to have faith in the system.