To the editor:
I was disappointed to see the letters from Stephen F. Bagnell and Gerald McCarvey Nov. 14. Both were full of misinformation about the election results. Contrary to their unsubstantiated claims, no significant fraud occurred either in voting or tabulating votes. Who says? The Department of Homeland Security. A statement issued by its Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Nov. 12 said, in part:
“The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history. ... There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised."
It is easy to tweet claims of voter fraud, as poor losers often cry about being "cheated." But when Trump lawyers have stood in courtrooms before judges, where they must tell the truth, they have admitted they are not asserting their client was defrauded.
The United States was once esteemed as a shining example of democracy, where leaders are chosen in free and fair elections. What does the rest of the world think of us now, when a president and his followers allege massive corruption? No wonder our image has fallen so far in the last four years.
At some point, we must declare that it is unAmerican and unpatriotic to cast groundless claims of election fraud. If you no longer believe in our government of, by and for the people, go find another. The people of the United States have made their choice.