A press release in the form of a reprimand. Several American electoral authorities categorically contest the 45th President of the United States and his accusations of fraud to reject the victory of Joe Biden. This is the second time that a federal agency has challenged the president in office: this summer, the world-renowned Food and Drug administration warned against the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat the coronavirus.
Under the aegis of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Elections Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council and the Sector Coordinating Council Executive Committees say, more than a week after the presidential election, have found “no proof ”of lost or altered ballots, nor of hacked voting systems. “There is no evidence of a voting system having erased, lost or changed ballots, or having been hacked in any way,” they said.
“The November 3 election was the safest in the history of the United States,” said the authorities responsible for the security of the ballot.
“Absolute confidence in the integrity of our elections”
“Although we know that our electoral process is the subject of many baseless claims and disinformation campaigns, we can assure you that we have absolute confidence in the security and integrity of our elections,” they insist. without citing President Trump, stung on the quality of their work.
We know that this year, due to the unprecedented mass of postal votes, in a country which practices electronic voting in polling stations, more than 92% of the votes were the subject of a paper backup which can be used in audits and recounts.
“All of the states that score tight in the 2020 presidential race have paper records of every vote, making it possible to go back and count every ballot if necessary. This is an added benefit for security and recounting. This process helps identify and correct any errors. There is no evidence that a voting system suppressed or lost votes, altered votes or was compromised in any way ”.
Trump continues to denounce Dominion
A very clear focus. A few hours earlier, Donald Trump, who since last week has been claiming that the Democrats “stole” the election and launched a series of appeals in certain states to invalidate postal votes, had relayed on Twitter information according to which a The Dominion voting system had “wiped” votes in its favor across the country and reallocated hundreds of thousands to Democratic rival Joe Biden in Pennsylvania and other states. “Analysis of the data reveals that 221,000 Pennsylvania moved from presidential camp to Biden’s camp. 941,000 votes in favor were suppressed. States using the Dominion voting system passed 435,000 votes from Trump to Biden, ”he wrote, citing One America News Network, a pro-Trump site that gave no evidence to substantiate its claims.
After the CISA press release, the Republican defeated last week continued to relay messages denouncing the Dominion system. To the point that Twitter now adds a mention to these tweets, informing that this is questionable.
“What you see happening right now plays into the hands of our foreign adversaries who want us to lose confidence in our democracy,” lamented Benjamin Hovland, chairman of the US Electoral Assistance Commission.
There were some mistakes, though: in one county in Michigan, Joe Biden was wrongly awarded a lot of votes, the mistake was human and it was corrected very quickly.
Biden wins Arizona, receives congratulations from Beijing
Dominion software was only used in two of the five controversial polling day counties in Michigan and Georgia. Each bug was given an explanation – it was mostly human error – and they did not affect the vote count.
Despite this, the outgoing president still refuses to acknowledge his defeat, complicating the transition period for the president-elect, who is due to take office on January 20, 2021.
On Thursday, US media reported that Joe Biden won the state of Arizona, consolidating his victory. It is the first time that the Democratic camp has won in this state since 1996. NBC, CBS, ABC and CNN declared the Democratic candidate the winner with a lead of more than 11,000 votes in this close election, which allows Joe Biden to count on 11 more major voters.
Fox News and Associated Press had already given the winning Democratic candidate the night after the ballot on November 3.
After this victory in Arizona, Joe Biden can now count on 290 electors, when it takes 270 to win the election. The result has yet to be announced in two states, North Carolina and Georgia.
China on Friday sent its congratulations to Joe Biden. “We respect the choice of the American people. We extend our congratulations to Mr. Biden and (Vice President-elect) Ms. Harris, ”Chinese diplomacy spokesman Wang Wenbin told reporters.
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr