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This is the sort of thing that happens under authoritarian regimes. The truth is Donald's enemy.

Donald  "Individual-1" Trump, taking a torch to American democracy since 2017.

 

Trump Fires Election Security Official Who Contradicted Him

 

 

Donald Trump says he has fired a top election official who contradicted the US president's claims of voter fraud.

President Trump said he "terminated" Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (Cisa) chief Chris Krebs for his "highly inaccurate" remarks on vote integrity.

Mr Trump has refused to concede the US election, and has made unsubstantiated claims of "massive" voter fraud.

Election officials said the vote was the "most secure" in US history.

Mr Krebs is the latest official to be dismissed by the US president following his defeat, with Defense Secretary Mark Esper also shown the door amid reports Mr Trump doubted the Pentagon chief's loyalty.

There is speculation in Washington DC that before Mr Trump leaves office in January, CIA director Gina Haspel and FBI director Christopher Wray could also be for the chopping block.

 

Like many others fired by Mr Trump, Mr Krebs reportedly only learned he was out of a job when he saw the president's tweet on Tuesday.

But following his dismissal, the former Microsoft executive appeared to have no regrets.

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He had run the agency from its inception two years ago in the aftermath of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

To guard against potential cyber-threats, Cisa works with state and local election officials and the private companies that supply voting systems, while monitoring ballot tabulation and the power grid.

Why was Krebs fired?

He had reportedly incurred the White House's displeasure over a Cisa website called Rumor Control, which debunked election misinformation, much of it amplified by the president himself. 

 

Hours before he was fired, he posted a tweet that appeared to take aim at Mr Trump's allegation that voting machines in various states had switched ballots to Mr Biden.

Mr Krebs tweeted: "ICYMI: On allegations 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.' #Protect2020".

This post, and others by Mr Krebs dating back to the end of July this year, appear to have been deleted from his Twitter account.

He was among senior officials from the Department of Homeland Security who last week declared the 3 November US general election the "most secure in American history", while rejecting "unfounded claims".

Though that statement did not name Mr Trump, on the same day it was published Mr Krebs retweeted a Twitter post by an election law expert saying: "Please don't retweet wild and baseless claims about voting machines, even if they're made by the president."

Mr Krebs' dismissal brought outrage from Democrats. A spokesman for President-elect Joe Biden said "Chris Krebs should be commended for his service in protecting our elections, not fired for telling the truth".

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Krebs pays for his candour with his job

Analysis box by James Clayton, North America technology reporter

As Cisa director, Mr Krebs' voice carried weight.

His analysis of accusations of mass voter fraud is simple to summarise: there is no evidence of mass voter fraud.

He knew his words would displease President Trump. Last Thursday he told associates he expected to be fired, and he was right.

He was put in an impossible position. Mr Trump said that his statements were inaccurate because of "massive improprieties and fraud" during the election.

But Mr Krebs' didn't find that.

Perhaps the president will produce a trove of material backing his statements up, but as yet he hasn't found evidence of this either.

Mr Krebs was therefore put in a position no one wants to be in - appease Donald Trump and say what he wants to hear - or risk his career by saying things his master would take umbrage to.

He chose the latter, and paid for it with his job.

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What's the latest with Trump's legal challenges?

Mr Trump's campaign and its allies have filed a barrage of lawsuits in battleground states contesting the results, although election officials say no evidence of widespread irregularities has been found.

Time is running out. All outstanding election disputes nationwide must be resolved by 8 December. The official results are set to be confirmed when the US Electoral College meets on 14 December.

On Tuesday, Republican members of a bipartisan election board in Michigan refused to certify Mr Biden's projected win in that state, only to back down after an outcry.

The two Republicans on the four-member board had objected to minor voting irregularities in Wayne County, home to Detroit.

But they relented after Democrats accused them of trying to disenfranchise voters in the majority-black city.

As a compromise, the board passed a resolution requesting that Michigan's Democratic secretary of state conduct an audit of the jurisdictions involved.

 

Meanwhile, election officials conducting a by-hand recount in Georgia - where a fraction of a percent separates the two rivals - found more uncounted ballots for the second time this week.

Almost 2,800 previously untallied ballots were discovered on Tuesday in Fayette County, a day after 2,600 uncounted votes turned up in Floyd County. Gabriel Sterling, Georgia's voting system manager, blamed human error.

The discoveries are expected to shave Mr Biden's lead in the state to under 13,000, not enough to flip Georgia into Mr Trump's column.

There was another setback for Mr Trump on Tuesday in Pennsylvania, where the state supreme court rejected his campaign's argument that its observers had been denied sufficient rights to watch ballot counts in Philadelphia.

Also on Tuesday, the Trump campaign, along with Nevada's Republican party, filed another lawsuit challenging that state's election results.

Mr Biden is the projected victor in Nevada, but the latest legal action asked a judge to declare Mr Trump the winner, or annul the race altogether.

Judges have rejected other Trump campaign lawsuits disputing the tally in Clark County, home to Las Vegas, after ruling there was no evidence to support claims of systemic fraud.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-54982360

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Generalissimo Donald says: 
"That's a real nice country you've got there. 
Be a shame if anything happened to it."

 

 

 

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Thebowflexbody said:

Good for Trump.

not good for anyone else.  


lol

 

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Rightfully so, Krebs was so dumb he actually asserted that this was the most secure election ever. Yeah right, that's like shootings all over retailers on Black Friday and the AP saying it was the most peaceful shopping day ever.


Sack "The Buffalo Range's TRUSTED News Source!"

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10 minutes ago, SackMan518 said:

Rightfully so, Krebs was so dumb he actually asserted that this was the most secure election ever. Yeah right, that's like shootings all over retailers on Black Friday and the AP saying it was the most peaceful shopping day ever.

Can't believe all the lying going on these days.  Out of control.  The liars DO NOT CARE.  Sad.  And certain people lap it up as proof of their preconceived notions.

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Just now, Thebowflexbody said:

Can't believe all the lying going on these days.  Out of control.  The liars DO NOT CARE.  Sad.  And certain people lap it up as proof of their preconceived notions.

It's a psyop color revolution operation that anyone with a brain can see. First it was the fake polls showing Biden with leads everywhere, then the mail in ballots that everyone knew would be fraudulent,  then the people in the loop said there'd be a "Red Mirage" where Trump would appear to be kicking ass and then it'd evaporate, and now it's just lying about the clear cut evidence of statistical anomalies, lost votes, no signatures, piles of affidavits, pictures, and video footage.

I saw a black man being interviewed on OANN who said something to the effect that Biden is the OJ Simpson candidate. Everyone knows he's guilty but the one side doesn't care because they just want to get back at the opposition.

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Sack "The Buffalo Range's TRUSTED News Source!"

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” ~ Dresden James

Parler @NYexile

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, SackMan518 said:

It's a psyop color revolution operation that anyone with a brain can see. First it was the fake polls showing Biden with leads everywhere, then the mail in ballots that everyone knew would be fraudulent,  then the people in the loop said there'd be a "Red Mirage" where Trump would appear to be kicking ass and then it'd evaporate, and now it's just lying about the clear cut evidence of statistical anomalies, lost votes, no signatures, piles of affidavits, pictures, and video footage.

I saw a black man being interviewed on OANN who said something to the effect that Biden is the OJ Simpson candidate. Everyone knows he's guilty but the one side doesn't care because they just want to get back at the opposition.

Now we need to get back at them.  Unity!!!!!  Thanks, Joe Biden!

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hes just lucky this isnt s. korea, russia, china, or saudi arabia. it woulda been either a stabbing or poisoning. don seems like a poisoner


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1 minute ago, Meathead said:

hes just lucky this isnt s. korea, russia, china, or saudi arabia. it woulda been either a shooting or poisoning. don seems like a poisoner

Don is a lover, not a fighter.......oh wait, that's Michael Jackson (the late king of pop).

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ONE
TERM 
LOSER

HISTORIC LOSER

THE TRIFECTA!
LOST THE POPULAR VOTE (TWICE!)
IMPEACHED
ONE TERM LOSER

 


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26 minutes ago, 212frawk said:

ONE
TERM 
LOSER

HISTORIC LOSER

THE TRIFECTA!
LOST THE POPULAR VOTE (TWICE!)
IMPEACHED
ONE TERM LOSER

Yet he'll always be # 45.  Or will your ilk have him erased from the history books??????

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1 hour ago, Thebowflexbody said:

Yet he'll always be # 45.  Or will your ilk have him erased from the history books??????

Since when does the left try to erase history? 

Thats the job of the fascists. What do you think the 1776 commission is?

Lmao 

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33 minutes ago, f8ta1ity54 said:

Since when does the left try to erase history? 

Thats the job of the fascists. What do you think the 1776 commission is?

Lmao 

LOL right back you, dimwit.  Ass backwards as always.  Congrats!

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20 minutes ago, Thebowflexbody said:

LOL right back you, dimwit.  Ass backwards as always.  Congrats!

If I wanted my own comeback, I would have gotten it off your mother's chin.

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2 hours ago, Thebowflexbody said:

Yet he'll always be # 45.  Or will your ilk have him erased from the history books??????

Hell no, he is going to be universally regarded as the worst president, ever.  Once he is out of office, all perverted shit he pulled is going to see the light of day.  Nope.  No erasure for president crime spree.  Just ignominy. 

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1 hour ago, f8ta1ity54 said:

If I wanted my own comeback, I would have gotten it off your mother's chin.

Har!  How original.

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1 hour ago, 212frawk said:

Hell no, he is going to be universally regarded as the worst president, ever.  Once he is out of office, all perverted shit he pulled is going to see the light of day.  Nope.  No erasure for president crime spree.  Just ignominy. 

No way, Jose.

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Smart move by Trump.  This guy, Krebs,  is obviously one of the swamp creatures.  After hearing Sidney Powell's briefing about 12:30 EST, it is obvious Krebs lied miserably and may find himself with a lotta splaining to do.  


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27 minutes ago, DannyBoy said:

Smart move by Trump.  This guy, Krebs,  is obviously one of the swamp creatures.  After hearing Sidney Powell's briefing about 12:30 EST, it is obvious Krebs lied miserably and may find himself with a lotta splaining to do.  

unhinged MAGAT making retarded assertions.  I guarantee you this guy will come out smelling like a rose while your guy is 

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12 minutes ago, 212frawk said:

unhinged MAGAT making retarded assertions.  I guarantee you this guy will come out smelling like a rose while your guy is 

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Using your old cartoons again I see.  

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1 minute ago, Thebowflexbody said:

Using your old cartoons again I see.  

If you guys were a little smarter he wouldn't have to draw everything out.


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38 minutes ago, f8ta1ity54 said:

If you guys were a little smarter he wouldn't have to draw everything out.

If you were a little smarter you wouldn't worship Socialists.  :classic_biggrin:

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7 minutes ago, Thebowflexbody said:

If you were a little smarter you wouldn't worship Socialists.  :classic_biggrin:

I dont worship anyone or anything.


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6 minutes ago, f8ta1ity54 said:

I dont worship anyone or anything.

LOL.  Yes you do.  You completely felt the Bern!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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12 minutes ago, Thebowflexbody said:

LOL.  Yes you do.  You completely felt the Bern!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So explain how agreeing with his policies means that I worship him?

I realize that in your tiny brain those two things are the same, but in reality they are not the same.

The irony here is exactly what I would expect. 


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