The Morning Dispatch: Long Winter Ahead
Happy Friday! Approach your day with the confidence and conviction of Chris Krebs—the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency within the Trump administration—knowing he’s about to be fired and debunking all of the president’s election-related misinformation on his way out.
Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories
A group of federal and state elections officials pushed back on President Trump’s continued baseless claims about widespread voter fraud. “The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history,” reads a joint statement from the Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council and Election Infrastructure Sector Coordinating Council executive committees. “There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised. … We can assure you we have the utmost confidence in the security and integrity of our elections, and you should too.”
Several more Republican lawmakers—Sens. Chuck Grassley, Lindsey Graham, John Cornyn, John Thune, Rob Portman—said on Thursday that the Trump administration should grant Joe Biden access to classified intelligence briefings to kickstart the transition process.
Other network decision desks officially joined Fox News and the Associated Press in calling Arizona for Joe Biden yesterday, all but assuring the president-elect will finish the contest with 306 electoral votes—the same number President Trump won with in 2016.