US President Donald Trump fired Chris Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, after rejecting allegations of fraud in past elections.
A week ago, US electoral authorities said there was no evidence of lost or changed votes, or altered voting systems.
Likewise, officials responsible for electoral security across the country rejected claims made by President Trump and Republicans that their loss to Democrat Joe Biden was due to fraud and lost ballots.
Just under a week after this, Trump posted on his Twitter account that Chris Krebs’ statement on the security of the 2020 elections was “very inaccurate.”
“There were massive fraud and fouls, including dead people who voted, poll watchers not allowed in polling places,” failures “in voting machines that changed,” he posted on his Twitter account.
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…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2020
Given this, the US president decided to fire the official who rejected his accusations, in addition to insisting that fraud was committed.