Baseless allegations of fraud: Trump fires boss for election security

The head of the US electoral security agency said last week that there were no inconsistencies in the presidential election. This contradicted the baseless accusations of fraud Trump – who therefore fired him.

US President Donald Trump has dismissed the head of the federal agency responsible for the security of the election. The statement by Christopher Krebs, who had vouched for the security of the presidential election on November 3, 2020, was “deeply inaccurate,” said Trump without evidence on Twitter.

There would have been “massive inadequacies and fraud”, the deceased cast their votes and there would have been “glitches” in the machine vote counting in the polling stations – all of them false statements that have already been rejected by several US courts.

Twitter tagged the president’s posts with warnings about these unsubstantiated claims. Trump refuses to admit his defeat in the election and spoke of electoral fraud even before the election without a basis. Krebs was appointed by Trump as director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

Loyalty as the most important job qualification

After the election, Trump fired senior employees whom he does not consider loyal enough. He fired Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on November 9th, and then replaced him on a temporary basis with his ally Christopher Miller.

Krebs was previously a manager at the software company Microsoft. He has headed the CISA authority since it was founded in the wake of Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election. Krebs received cross-party praise for coordinating efforts at federal, state and local levels against domestic and foreign influence on electoral systems.


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