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US Avoided Attacks on Election Infrastructure, White House Says

  • Security experts feared election deniers would exploit mishaps
  • Biden aide calls federal election-security effort ‘successful’
Federal election-security efforts have been “thus far, from the evidence that we are seeing in this election cycle, successful but we must remain ever vigilant.”

Federal election-security efforts have been “thus far, from the evidence that we are seeing in this election cycle, successful but we must remain ever vigilant.”

Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

The US did not experience attacks on election infrastructure that significantly affected the midterm elections, President Joe Biden’s top homeland security aide said Tuesday.

The lack of disruptions -- combined with the defeats of election deniers who falsely claimed the 2020 contest was illegitimate -- should bolster Americans’ confidence in the nation’s voting system, according to White House Homeland Security Advisor Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall.