Nov 16, 2020

Election Security Experts, Including Alumnus Joe Hall, Contradict Trump’s Voting Claims

From New York Times

Election Security Experts Contradict Trump’s Voting Claims

By Nicole Perlroth

Fifty-nine of the country’s top computer scientists and election security experts [including Joe Hall (Ph.D. ’08)] rebuked President Trump’s baseless claims of voter fraud and hacking on Monday, writing that such assertions are “unsubstantiated or are technically incoherent.”

The rebuttal, in a letter to be published on various websites, did not mention Mr. Trump by name but amounted to another forceful corrective to the torrents of disinformation that he has posted on Twitter.

“Anyone asserting that a U.S. election was ‘rigged’ is making an extraordinary claim, one that must be supported by persuasive and verifiable evidence,” the scientists wrote. In the absence of evidence, they added, it is “simply speculation.”


School of Information alumnus Joseph Lorenzo Hall (Ph.D. ’08) is a noted election security expert and Senior Vice President for a Strong Internet with the Internet Society. Read the letter here.

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January 28, 2021