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US election officials: Trump’s millions of votes were not ‘deleted’

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Gwinnett county workers begin their recount of the ballots on November 13, 2020 in Lawrenceville, Georgia. (AFP photo)

Post-election tensions in the United States are growing as senior federal and state officials have rejected US President Donald Trump’s claims that millions of his votes were “deleted.”

Senior federal and state election officials said on Thursday that there is “no evidence” that votes were lost or changed, or voting systems corrupted.

They added that there are many “unfounded claims” for misinformation about the process of elections.

The officials rejected allegations made by Trump and Republicans that fraud and lost ballots led to his loss.

They claimed “the November 3 election was the most secure in American history.”

The developments come after Trump re-tweeted a claim that an election equipment maker “deleted” 2.7 million votes for him nationwide and switched hundreds of thousands of his votes to his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, in Pennsylvania and other states.

“There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised,” said the statement issued by the Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council, a public-private umbrella group under the primary federal election security body, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

“While we know there are many unfounded claims and opportunities for misinformation about the process of our elections, we can assure you we have the utmost confidence in the security and integrity of our elections, and you should too,” the statement said.

Trump’s campaign has filed lawsuits to challenge the results of the election announced by US media that projected Biden’s victory.

Trump says he'll 'do the right thing' after all votes are counted

Meanwhile, Trump on Friday reportedly said he would follow the Constitution after all legitimate votes were counted, but was waiting to see how states proceeded in certifying their final election results.

Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera said in an interview with the network Trump had called him on Friday and told him he would "do the right thing" when all the legitimate votes are counted.

Biden was projected as the winner of the presidential election by the American media on Saturday and Trump has declined to concede that he was defeated.

Trump has alleged that widespread voter fraud took place in the election. His lawyers have filed lawsuits asking judges in states like Michigan and Pennsylvania to invalidate late-arriving mail-in ballots.

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