Trump highlights Elections Canada tweet in support of baseless allegations of electoral fraud

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OTTAWA – Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump is highlighting Canada’s voting process in a bid to bolster what remains of baseless allegations by him and the Republican Party of voter fraud in the U.S. presidential election. “THIS SAYS ALL! Trump tweeted, sharing a message from Elections Canada, the independent national agency that administers federal elections, explaining our national electoral processes.

“Elections Canada does not use Dominion voting systems. We use paper ballots hand-counted in front of the tellers and have never used voting machines or electronic tabulators to count the votes in our 100-year history, ”the tweet read.

Trump has targeted Dominion voting systems in recent days as his campaign continues to face legal challenges and question the integrity of the November 3 election which saw record numbers of Americans voting.

Although Elections Canada does not use this company, it has been used to compile the results of some provincial elections, which do not fall under the agency’s jurisdiction.

Trump refused to give in to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden, who was declared the winner after securing more than the 270 votes from the constituencies needed.

In the nearly 10 days since the election was called for Biden, Trump has sent out numerous tweets – many flagged as containing disinformation – pointing to unverified allegations of voter fraud and issues with the integrity of the election. ‘election.

As the Associated Press reported last week, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, which oversees US election security, said the vote was “the safest in American history.”

“There is no evidence that a voting system suppressed or lost votes, altered votes or was compromised in any way,” the statement read.

CTVNews.ca has contacted Elections Canada for comment. In the lead-up to and since the U.S. election, the election agency has sought to respond to accounts asking questions about the integrity and process of Canadian elections.



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