DHS Cybersecurity Agency Says 'No Evidence' Presidential Election Was 'Compromised'

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has said in a statement that the 2020 presidential election was secure and uncompromised.

The CISA was established by President Donald Trump in 2018 when he signed the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act. It operates under the supervision of the Department of Homeland Security.

The agency issued a joint statement with the Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council (GCC) executive committee and the election infrastructure sector coordinating executive committees on Thursday.

"The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history. Right now, across the country, election officials are reviewing and double checking the entire election process prior to finalizing the result," the statement said.

"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."

As NBC News correspondent for investigations Tom Winter noted on Twitter, the line saying the election wasn't compromised was in bold type in the original statement on the CISA's website.

"A full throated response to unverifiable allegations raised by the President and his allies about votes," Winter wrote.

"Other security measures like pre-election testing, state certification of voting equipment, and the U.S. Election Assistance Commission's (EAC) certification of voting equipment help to build additional confidence in the voting systems used in 2020," the CISA statement went on.

"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. When you have questions, turn to elections officials as trusted voices as they administer elections."

CISA's comments come as the Trump campaign files lawsuits in key states challenging the election results. The president has also pushed unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud.

The director of the CISA, Christopher Krebs, told associates on Thursday that he expects to be fired, according to Reuters. This expectation apparently relates to CISA's work rebutting conspiracy theories about the election.

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US President Donald Trump attends a "National Day of Observance" wreath laying ceremony on November 11, 2020 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Trump has made unsubstantiated claims about voter fraud. Brendan Smialowski / AFP/Getty Images