Recent news reports continue to expose controversial problems with election integrity associated with the 2020 elections in several states. The prevailing narrative has been that the election was the “most secure” ever, but a stream of revelations pointing to real problems with election systems in several states is undermining that belief.
Let us examine the topic in detail, including recent germane press reports.
The Most Secure Election
The conventional wisdom conveyed by the legacy media, the Democratic Party, and even a number of Republicans since November 2020 is that the 2020 election “was the most secure election in American history,” according to Fox News. This narrative was based on a joint statement made by the Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council (GCC) Executive Committee and the Election Infrastructure Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) on Nov. 12, 2020.
Posted on the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) website, the joint statement included the following excerpt: “The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history. … There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.”
There are two data points evinced from this announcement. First, it was made while the election was still being contested, and irregularities in multiple states were just beginning to be reported by independent observers and analysts.
Second, Chris Krebs, the CISA director at the time, not only exceeded his authority in authorizing that joint statement (CISA has no role in determining whether or not election fraud exists, as noted here), but was also connected to James Clapper, former President Barack Obama’s director of national intelligence, and to the Dutko Group (a major Democrat lobbying organization) as noted here.