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Department Of Homeland Security Says US Election Was ‘The Most Secure In America's History’

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Department Of Homeland Security Says US Election Was ‘The Most Secure In America's History’

There have been a lot of claims made about the 2020 US Election, particularly coming from the Republican side.

President Donald Trump and his most loyal followers have alleged there have been issues with mail-in ballots, improper counting, worries that his team weren't allowed to watch the vote counting and even 'illegal votes'.

These allegations have been levelled despite no concrete evidence coming forward.

While they gather information to support their claims, the US Department of Homeland Security has found the election to be incredibly secure.

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Members of the Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council (GCC) Executive Committee said in a statement that essentially refuted several claims coming from Trump.

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"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 finalising the result.

"When states have close elections, many will recount ballots. All of the states with close results in the 2020 presidential race have paper records of each vote, allowing the ability to go back and count each ballot if necessary. This is an added benefit for security and resilience.

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"This process allows for the identification and correction of any mistakes or errors. There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.

"Other security measures like pre-election testing, state certification of voting equipment, and the U.S. Election Assistance Commission's (EAC) certification of voting equipment help to build additional confidence in the voting systems used in 2020.

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

Trump and his team have announced plans to launch legal action in several states where he lost to President-elect Joe Biden. He has refused to concede defeat, despite Biden being declared the projected winner of the 2020 US Election.

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The Democratic candidate won 290 electoral college votes, 20 more than was needed to take over the White House, while Trump secured 214.

The state of Georgia has been forced to recount every vote by hand after Trump's team claimed there were inaccuracies.

It's likely Trump will continue barracking about the election and how it was allegedly stolen by the Democrats, however Biden says nothing will stop him from taking over the White House in January next year.

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Topics: News, US Election

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