Chris Krebs, the former top cybersecurity official who was fired by President Donald Trump earlier this month, said ongoing claims from the White House undercutting the results of the 2020 election were “dangerous” and “nonsense” while maintaining Americans should have “100% confidence in their vote.”.
“Look … we can go on and on with all the farcical claims alleging interference in the 2020 election, but the proof is in the ballots,” Krebs said Sunday.
“We can go on and on with all the farcical claims alleging interference in the 2020 election, but the proof is in the ballots.
“The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election was highly inaccurate, in that there were massive improprieties and fraud,” Trump wrote on Twitter, before announcing Krebs had been “terminated.”.
Krebs said despite Trump’s claims of widespread fraud, election officials worked for years to ensure the security of the election, pointing to figures that show 95% of ballots cast in 2020 were paper ballots and therefore easily auditable should there be any discrepancies or challenges.
Paper ballots were CISA’s number one priority for the 2020 election: “Paper ballots give you the ability to…go back… and make sure that you got the count right,” says Chris Krebs.