Ben Hovland Election Assistance Commission

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Deleted votes. Stolen votes. Dead voters. Corrupt poll workers. Media conspiracies.

President Donald Trump has found ways old and new to tar the 2020 election results as “rigged” and fraudulent.

The Trump-appointed Election Assistance Commission Chairman Benjamin Hovland, the nation’s top election administration official, says the president — who lost the election to Democrat Joe Biden — is wrong. 

Hovland, a Democrat who the Senate unanimously confirmed in 2019, spoke exclusively with Insider by phone this week to address questions about the 2020 election’s results and integrity. 

The EAC is an independent, bipartisan federal commission that helps craft voting system guidelines and serves as a national clearinghouse of information on election administration. It is separate from the Federal Election Commission, which enforces and regulates campaign finance laws.

This interview is lightly edited for length and clarity.

Insider: Is there any evidence of widespread election fraud in the 2020 election? 

Hovland: Not that we’ve seen, and frankly, not that I anticipate seeing. 

You know, we’ve seen allegations like this before, and essentially, time and time again, when the rubber hits the road, there’s no evidence — whether that’s in court cases, whether that’s in the presidential commission that was created in 2017 to find the …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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