Official who oversaw election security fears Trump may fire him

Why? Not because of a breakdown in security but the opposite. Chris Krebs, who heads the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) which helps protect the vote from hackers attempting to breach election infrastructure, has been debunking all the baseless conspiracy theories about how the election results were rigged and has declared that the election was “the most secure in US history”

Krebs now believes Trump will soon fire him, according to three sources familiar with the matter who spoke to Reuters. The White House had reportedly asked Krebs and CISA to delete or edit some of the information on the Rumor Control site, but they refused those requests.

The list of debunked rumors on the site mirrors almost exactly the litany of disinformation being pushed from the White House in an attempt to undermine the legitimacy of president-elect Joe Biden’s victory last week.

The one debunking that particularly irked the White House, Reuters reported, was Kreb’s public dismissal of the so-called Hammer and Scorecard conspiracy theory that claims a deep state supercomputer and software program could have been used to change votes nationally. 

In any country with a sane president, a top official saying that its elections were the most secure in history would be a source of pride. But we do not live in such a country.


  1. DonDueed says

    The Republicans could be shooting themselves in the foot with all these accusations of fraud. After all, if they convince their supporters that elections are unfair, what motivation will those supporters have to vote at all?

    If Trump successfully persuades his cult their votes aren’t being fairly counted, we could see a big dropoff in Republican voting in upcoming elections.

  2. seachange says

    *blinks at post 1*


    Why would they want people to vote? When Trump was talking about good people on both sides, he wasn’t talking about you or whatever group you think you belong to that meets your definition of people.

    To the degree that they want people to engage in a vote-action (as opposed to y’know thinking about it and making a decision based on that) it is precisely to get what they want and no other thing.

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