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U.S. election officials say no evidence of lost votes

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U.S. election officials say no evidence of lost votes

U.S. election officials say no evidence of lost votes

Election security officials have no evidence that ballots were deleted or lost by voting systems in this month's U.S. election, two security groups said in a statement released on Thursday by the lead U.S. cybersecurity agency.

Bryan Wood reports.

Election security officials say they have found no evidence that ballots were deleted or lost in the U.S. Presidential election, in a statement released Thursday (November 13).

The Department of Homeland Security said this election was the "most secure in American history." Republican President Donald Trump has yet to concede in an election he says was rigged, a claim he repeats, but is unsubstantiated.

In Thursday's statement, the security groups said: "Right now, across the country, election officials are reviewing and double checking the entire election process prior to finalizing the result… There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised." The federal agency that released the statement has drawn the ire of the Trump White House over a website it runs to debunk election misinformation, according to three people familiar with the matter.

The agency's leadership has chosen to ignore requests by the White House to remove or edit content from the site, including debunking the claim that Democrats are behind a mass election fraud scheme.

As the election audit continues, the security groups said each state with close results have kept paper records and can count each ballot if necessary.




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