Two senior federal election officials have defended the integrity of the voting process after President Donald Trump made unsubstantiated claims about voter fraud. Ellen Weintraub, Commissioner of the Federal Election Commission, took to Twitter on Thursday to criticize the president’s comments and accuse him of undermining the process. “Enough, Mr. President. Enough. Spewing conspiracy theories regarding this election will not change the results,” Weintraub wrote. “The votes have all been cast. The votes will all be counted. The will of the people will prevail. “Your lies undermine our democracy and harm our country. Just stop,” she said. “If you count the legal votes, I easily win,” Trump said at the White House on Thursday. “This is a case where they’re trying to steal an election. They’re trying to rig an election, and we can’t let that happen,” he said. Weintraub has been FEC commissioner since 2002 and served under three presidents. She’s also offered criticism of Trump in the past. Ben Hovland, Commissioner of the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) also tweeted to defend the electoral process and election workers. “Throughout my career, I have worked with elections administrators from across the country,” Hovland said. “They are Democrats, Republicans & Independents…. Read full this story
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