Trump fires top official for rejecting US election rigging claims
United States President, Donald Trump has fired Christopher Krebs, head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
The senior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official led the efforts to protect the voting process for the November 3 election.
On Tuesday, Krebs in a tweet refuted allegation that election systems were manipulated.
“59 election security experts all agree, ‘in every case of which we are aware, these claims either have been unsubstantiated or are technically incoherent’”, he wrote.
In his reaction, Trump faulted Krebs position which clearly debunked his insistence that irregularities were perpetrated in Joe Biden’s favour.
The American leader maintains the former Vice President did not win, and that he will prove it.
“The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election was highly inaccurate, in that there were massive improprieties and fraud — including dead people voting, Poll Watchers not allowed into polling locations, ‘glitches’ in the voting machines which changed votes from Trump to Biden, late voting, and many more.
“Therefore, effective immediately, Chris Krebs has been terminated as Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.”, he tweeted
According to Washington Post, acting DHS Secretary, Chad Wolf told Krebs’s deputy, Matthew Travis that the White House had overruled CISA’s succession plan that named him acting director, essentially forcing him to resign.
Responding, DHS spokesman, Alexei Woltornist said the presidency had not asked him to resign.
CISA and the Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council Executive Committee (GCC) refuted claims that the poll was rigged.
In a joint statement, the DHS agencies declared there is no concrete proof of compromise.
CISA and GCC noted that there is no evidence that any voting system deleted, lost, or changed votes.
They said states with close results have paper records of each vote, allowing the ability to go back and count each ballot if necessary.