President Trump has fired Chris Krebs, Director of the CISA, over his statement claiming the recent presidential election the most secure in US history.
Former President Trump has fired Chris Krebs, Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), over his statement calling the 2020 presidential election the most secure in US history.
Former President Trump stated that Krebs’ statement was “highly inaccurate” in a Tweet. You can notice that the social media platform labeled the tweet with the statement “This claim about election claim is disputed.”
…votes from Trump to Biden, late voting, and many more. Therefore, effective immediately, Chris Krebs has been terminated as Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2020Chris Krebs has hardly worked to protect the election process, as a consequence, it is not possible for Trump administrators to prove fraud or interference.
Krebs and its staff have made great work ensuring that the 2020 election was not tampered with by nation-state actors, this election was called by the DHS “the most secure in election history.”
“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.” reads the statement published by CISA.
“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. 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.
Former President Trump, after having lost the election speculated that widespread voter fraud took place during the election, he also filed several lawsuits in several US states disavowing the result of the vote without producing evidence to support his allegations.
Krebs became the first director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on November 16, 2018, as part of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2018.
CISA set up a website dubbed “Rumor Control” to debunk misinformation about the election, a move that aroused the ire of the White House.
Kreb reiterated that there is no evidence that could demonstrate the manipulation of the election systems.
ICYMI: On allegations that election systems were manipulated, 59 election security experts all agree, “in every case of which we are aware, these claims either have been unsubstantiated or are technically incoherent.” #Protect2020 https://t.co/Oj6NciYruD— Chris Krebs #Protect2020 (@CISAKrebs) November 17, 2020Krebs acknowledged his termination in a tweet posted on his personal account:
Honored to serve. We did it right. Defend Today, Secure Tomrorow. #Protect2020— Chris Krebs (@C_C_Krebs) November 18, 2020Let me say that Krebs and his team have done a great job, thanks to their efforts they really made this election the most secure in election history.
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