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Trump fires election security director for denying fraud, says votes for dead were included

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 07:52

The outgoing US president, Donald Trump, fired this Tuesday to the director of the cybersecurity agency that last week He said the past presidential elections were “the safest in history.”

“Chris Krebs’ recent statement on the security of the 2020 elections was very inaccurate, as there was massive fraud and irregularities, including the votes of people who had died “, the president said on his Twitter account.

“Therefore,” Trump added, “with immediate effect, Chris Krebs has been fired as director of the Infrastructure Security and Cybersecurity Agency (CISA) “, an agency that belongs to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

In his series of tweets, the president stated: “The only sure thing in our 2020 elections was that they were practically impenetrable to foreign powers. In that, the Trump Administration takes great credit. “

This decision by Trump comes after the CISA, through its coordinating committee for electoral infrastructure, argued last Thursday that the elections were “the safest in history.”

“There is no evidence that no voting system has eliminated or lost votes, has changed votes or been affected in any way, “he said in a statement that had a lot of impact by directly contradicting Trump’s allegations of fraud.

“Although – he added – we know that there are many unsubstantiated claims and opportunities for misinformation about our election processWe can assure you that we have the utmost confidence in the security and integrity of our elections and you should too. “

Krebs has been the first director of the CISA, a position created in 2018 by Trump since until then the agency was led by an undersecretary of DHS.

Two weeks before the elections, Trump still does not recognize the triumph of the president-elect, Joe Biden, a fact that he attributes without proof to a fraud orchestrated against him by the Democrats.