As President Donald Trump and some of his allies continued to level mendacious attacks on the legitimacy of the 2020 election results on Tuesday, the New York Times—whose reporters phoned election officials in every state and found no evidence of widespread irregularities—published a report refuting the president's baseless claims.
The Times spoke with both Republican and Democratic officials, who universally rejected accusations of voter fraud and other improprieties.
"There's a great human capacity for inventing things that aren't true about elections," Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, a Republican, said. "The conspiracy theories and rumors and all those things run rampant. For some reason, elections breed that type of mythology."
A spokesperson for Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab, also a Republican, confirmed that the Sunflower State "did not experience any widespread, systematic issues with voter fraud, intimidation, irregularities, or voting problems," adding that "we are very pleased with how the election has gone up to this point."
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