Donald Trump announced on Tuesday to dismiss the head of the government agency responsible for election security, who challenged the president’s accusations of “massive” presidential fraud.
“Chris Krebs’ recent statement on the security of the 2020 elections was very inaccurate, as there have been massive irregularities and fraud,” the outgoing president wrote in a tweet.
“This is why Chris Krebs was removed from his post as director of the cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency, effective immediately. “
This government agency called CISA has struggled in recent days to dismiss accusations of large-scale electoral fraud.
“There is no evidence of a voting system having erased, lost or changed ballots, or having been hacked in any way,” she said in a statement, alongside other US agencies responsible election security.
“The November 3 election was the safest in the history of the United States,” they continued.
“It has been an honor to serve,” Krebs responded in a tweet with the hashtag # Protect2020.