Machines that would have “changed” the votes for Trump into votes for Biden, the votes of deceased people … Two weeks after the November 3 election, the outgoing president still claims that he won and reports, without the slightest proof , irregularities during the election.
In this approach, he is contradicted by his own agencies, which declared that the presidential election had been “the safest in the history of the United States”. The dismissal on Tuesday of Chris Krebs, director of the cybersecurity and security agency, which has struggled in recent days to dismiss accusations of large-scale electoral fraud, was expected.
It was announced by Donald Trump by a brief message on his favorite social network. “Chris Krebs’ recent statement on the security of the 2020 elections was very inaccurate, as there were massive irregularities and fraud,” the president wrote on Twitter. “That’s why Chris Krebs was fired from his post […] with immediate effect. “
“It was an honor”, responded the person concerned in a tweet with the hashtag # Protéger2020.
His agency had underlined in a statement released last week, and signed by other American organizations, that there was “no evidence of a voting system having erased, lost or changed ballots, or having been hacked. in any way ”.
Donald Trump’s announcement was immediately denounced by the Democratic opposition, which calls for accelerating the process of transition to the presidency of Joe Biden. “It is pathetic, but sadly predictable, that the maintenance and protection of our democratic processes is a cause for dismissal,” denounced the Democratic leader of the powerful House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff. Former presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren, for her part, described the dismissal as “abuse of power” by a “weak and desperate” president.
While a handful of elected Republican Congressmen quickly recognized the Democrat’s victory, many others have remained silent or publicly supported Donald Trump’s accusations of fraud.
Appeals mostly rejected by the courts
The 45th President of the United States, who failed to be re-elected, unlike his three direct predecessors Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, on election day, adopted a very belligerent posture, promising a real judicial guerrilla warfare.
Since Joe Biden’s victory was announced on November 8, most leaders around the world have congratulated him, reinforcing the idea that no one – neither in the United States nor elsewhere – was taking them seriously. legal actions initiated by the Trump team.
In the absence of any evidence supporting the hypothesis of massive electoral fraud, most of these appeals have since been rejected by the courts. As in a parallel reality, his most loyal ministers and advisers nevertheless ensure that the ground is being prepared for “a second Trump term”.
And the supporters of the president, a tide of red caps “Make America Great Again”, with whom Donald Trump did not stop surrounding himself in the last hours of his campaign, continue to be bombarded with requests for financial participation for “Defend the election”.
Opposite, Joe Biden continues his preparations for his future mandate. The former Democratic vice-president on Tuesday appointed a dozen members of his campaign team, half of them women and an influential black elected official, to surround him at the White House, where he will take office on January 20.
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr