October 19, 2021

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Trump pointed to Canada’s refusal to use voting machines

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US President Donald Trump spoke at the White House Rose Garden in Washington on November 13, 2020.

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The election received a tweet from the President of the United States seeking to distance Canada from the use of electronic voting devices.

Despite the lack of evidence, Donald Trump has accused Canadian vote-counting machines of conspiring against him in the November 3 presidential election.

He has now fielded Canada’s independent election administrator.

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Election Canada on Monday tweeted that it has not used Dominion voting systems or table devices made by anyone else in its 100-year history.

Trump retweeted the agency today in an attempt to cast more doubt on the company, which was founded by Canadian partners and has offices in Toronto and Denver.

Dominion officials have denied the president’s claims.

“It says it all,” Trump tweeted Tuesday, after pointing out that the election will only use Canada’s hand-counted paper ballots.

“Elections will not use Canada Dominion voting systems,” the agency read in a tweet Monday. “We do not use machines to count ballots.”

Elections Canada issued another tweet on Tuesday, saying Monday’s posting was intended only to observe that they do not use vote-counting machines “and that it should not be considered anything else.”

Founded in Toronto in the aftermath of the 2000 US election defeat, the Dominion, the president, his supporters and Trump-friendly media outlets have been pushing hard against conspiracy theories.

“Dominion Voting Systems has refuted false claims about voting conversion issues with our voting systems,” the company announced in the AllCaps headline on its website.

“Independent fact-checkers have dismissed and dismissed an unsubstantiated claim about the removal of 2.7 million pro-Trump votes posted on the Internet and spread on social media.”

The website cites a statement made last week by the Homeland Security Department’s cybersecurity division that the 2020 election is “the safest in American history.”

Despite failing to win the required election votes, and with more than five million votes less than Democratic challenger Joe Biden, Trump vehemently refused to accept the election.

Biden, for his part, described Trump’s instability as “embarrassing” and warned Monday that the current administration’s refusal to cooperate with his transition team could lead to a further decline in the number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic.