Fact-checking Donald Trump’s tweet firing Christopher Krebs

I was a source for thie “Pants on Fire!” fact check by PolitiFact on Donald Trump’s tweet that fired Christopher Krebs claiming that “The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election was highly inaccurate, in that there were massive improprieties and fraud - including dead people voting, Poll Watchers not allowed into polling locations, “glitches” in the voting machines which changed…”

PolitiFact: Fact-checking Donald Trump’s tweet firing Christopher Krebs, 18 November 2020

David Evans, a professor of computer science at the University of Virginia, told PolitiFact that he signed the joint statement because “there is no substance … no credible specifics, and no evidence to support any of the claims” of a rigged election.

“It is always difficult to prove something did not occur, which is why people who work in security are so careful to avoid strong statements,” Evans said. “But in this case, because of the size of the margin, all of the security measures that were in place and worked as intended, and the lack of any evidence of anything fraudulent happening, one can be highly confident that there is no credible possibility that the results of the election are invalid.”

The expert’s statement (for which I am one of 59 signers) is here: Scientists say no credible evidence of computer fraud in the 2020 election outcome, but policymakers must work with experts to improve confidence.

It was covered in this article: New York Times, Election Security Experts Contradict Trump’s Voting Claims, 16 November 2020.