Top US government officials declare 2020 election 'most secure in HISTORY' in huge blow to Trump's 'voter fraud' claims

TOP US government officials have declared that the 2020 election was the “most secure in American history” – a huge blow to Donald Trump’s repeated claims of voter fraud.

A statement from a coalition of federal and state cybersecurity experts released on Thursday said there is no evidence that votes were compromised in last week’s election.

“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 statement read.

The president, along with many Republican leaders and his supporters, have claimed that Democrat Joe Biden stole the election, and that Trump actually won.

Biden has been declared the president-elect, and as of Thursday evening, had over five million votes more than Trump in the popular vote from Americans. 

“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," the statement said.

"When you have questions, turn to elections officials as trusted voices as they administer elections.”

The statement was distributed by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), which spearheaded federal election protection efforts.

CISA Director Chris Krebs retweeted a post on Thursday night telling Americans not to “retweet wild and baseless claims about voting machines, even if they’re made by the president.”

CISA officials said there’s no evidence that any voting system had deleted or changed votes, or was compromised in any way. 

Trump has claimed that widespread voter fraud is the reason he’s lost to Biden by millions of votes.

His most recent claim on Twitter was that Dominion, a company which operates voting machines, "DELETED 2.7 MILLION TRUMP VOTES NATIONWIDE."

Trump cited One American News Network (OANN) in alleging that "data analysis finds" that hundreds of thousands of votes in Pennsylvania were switched to Biden or deleted altogether.

The tweet has since been flagged as "disputed" information by Twitter.

He’s launched a number of legal challenges – although many of his lawsuits have already been shut down by judges. 

The president’s re-election campaign and its allies have pointed out that issues that take place in every election are evidence of widespread fraudulent votes.

They’ve claimed that problems with signatures, secrecy envelopes, and postmarks on mail-in ballots prove that there is “voter fraud.”

While votes are still being counted across the US more than a week past Election Day, Biden is leading by wide margins in key battleground states.

None of the issues that the Trump campaign has cited would change the outcome of the 2020 election. 

Trump’s campaign has also launched legal challenges complaining that their poll watchers were unable to closely watch the voting process.

Many of those challenges have been tossed out by judges, some within hours of their filing.

But despite all of this, Trump has refused to concede to Biden – prompting the former vice president to call the situation an "embarrassment."

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