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DHS Says Voting Systems Not Compromised, Amid Departures at CISA

November 13, 2020

The statement comes from the Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council (GCC) Executive Committee — which includes the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) — and the Election Infrastructure Sector Coordinating Council (SCC).

“When states have close elections, many will recount ballots. All of the states with close results in the 2020 presidential race have paper records of each vote, allowing the ability to go back and count each ballot if necessary. This is an added benefit for security and resilience. This process allows for the identification and correction of any mistakes or errors. There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised,” the statement, posted on CISA’s website, reads.

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