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2020 Election Was “The Most Secure In American History,” Says Trump’s Dept. Of Homeland Security

Despite several unfounded claims of election fraud by President Trump and other GOP leaders, his own administration’s Dept. of Homeland Security issued a statement refuting those claims.

Residents of Baltimore City cast their votes in the U.S. Presidential and local congressional elections on November 03, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. | Getty Images
Residents of Baltimore City cast their votes in the U.S. Presidential and local congressional elections on November 03, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. | Getty Images

Election officials said the 2020 election was the “most secure in American history,” directly rebutting claims by President Trump and other GOP leaders that the election was fraudulent. 

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a joint statement with several other election official committees in an attempt to debunk several unsubstantiated claims that the 2020 presidential election was rigged in any way. 

“The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history,” the statement read. “Right now, across the country, election officials are reviewing and double checking the entire election process prior to finalizing the result.” 

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

CISA wrote that the states with close election numbers are able to recount the ballots with paper copies of each vote, calling this system an “added benefit for security and resilience.” 

Trump has maintained the baseless theory that he did not lose the election to President-elect Joe Biden, which was projected on November 7 by every major media outlet after Pennsylvania was called in Biden’s favor. Trump’s legal team has filed several lawsuits in many states over the election numbers and almost all of them have been thrown out by judges. 

Trump’s claim that he “won” the election follows months of his administration attacking the integrity of mail-in ballots and other valid voting methods. He even admitted to blocking additional funding to the United States Postal Office because of the influx of mail-in ballots that were expected this year with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Biden officially won the presidency by a “landslide” last week with 306 electoral votes after multiple states finished counting their ballots. Trump won 232. Biden also broke Barack Obama’s record for receiving the most votes of any presidential candidate.  

On Monday, Trump continued his tirade of claiming voter fraud on Twitter by writing that the “Radical Left Democrats” are trying to “STEAL the election.” He also tweeted, “I won the Election!” Twitter flagged both tweets and several others for false information. 

“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,” CISA’s statement said. “When you have questions, turn to elections officials as trusted voices as they administer elections.”