Colorado Republicans and Donald Trump's Campaign Director Say Presidential Election Was Secure

Former Republican officials in Colorado have said the 2020 presidential election in the state was secure as President Donald Trump's campaign continues to promote unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud.

Colorado's GOP-led Legislative Audit Committee heard from witnesses on Tuesday as part of its review of the presidential election, including Trump campaign legal advisor Jenna Ellis.

"In Colorado, specifically, I would encourage this committee to look at not only the administration of the elections in our state, but also to take a look specifically at why the Dominion Voting Systems is a part of our elections here in Colorado, as well as the mail-in voting system that we've had in Colorado for almost a decade," Ellis said.

Dominion Voting Systems has been the center of unproven claims that the election was stolen from the president.

Colorado engages in a post-election risk limiting audit, which checks the tallies from voting machines against the original paper ballots.

The use of Dominion voting machines in the state was approved by a bipartisan committee overseen by Republican former Secretary of State Wayne Williams, according to Colorado Public Radio.

Testifying on Tuesday, Williams dismissed claims that Dominion machines were unreliable, noting they had been tested many times.

"I can state that in Colorado, our voting systems accurately record the votes of every Coloradan and we've proved it with respect to Dominion 868 times," Williams said.

"There is no one in Moscow, nobody in Beijing, nobody in Antifa, nobody in the Trump campaign that has changed a single ballot in the state of Colorado because you physically can't do that unless you broke into the clerk's office, you bypass the cyber locks. You somehow circumvented the 24-7 video surveillance and the security protocols that are in place," Williams went on.

"I think Dominion has generally performed very well in Colorado," said Republican Scott Gessler, another former Colorado secretary of state.

Jefferson R. Thomas, the Trump campaign's Colorado director, agreed with the two Republicans. Responding to a Colorado Public Radio article on Twitter, he also dismissed voter fraud allegations.

"Just as stated by the last 2 Republican Secretaries of State, Colorado runs fair and secure elections," Thomas wrote. "Anyone suggesting otherwise should stop the fear mongering and do their homework on the current system."

President-elect Joe Biden won the state of Colorado by 13 points and his win nationally was affirmed by the Electoral College on Monday. Republican lawsuits challenging the election results have been unsuccessful so far.

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US President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit. on December 8, in Washington, D.C. Colorado Republicans have said the election in their state was secure. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images