"CISA does not have firsthand information on allegations of voting fraud or investigate such claims, responsibility for which lies with State and local authorities and the Department of Justice", according to the DHS official, "Allegations of voter fraud are being adjudicated through the court system".
Christopher Krebs, the head of a cybersecurity task force in charge of helping secure the 2020 presidential election, was sacked on Tuesday after publicly debunking a series of election fraud conspiracy theories pushed by President Donald Trump and other Republicans.
CISA and GCC noted that there is no evidence that any voting system deleted, lost, or changed votes.
Affidavits filed as part of lawsuits in some states showed poll observers and election workers attesting to fraud, including the counting of mysterious ballots arriving in vehicles with out-of-state license plates, and votes for Trump being counted for Biden.
While some Republicans have accepted that Joe Biden will be the next president, Trump has continued to declare he won the vote - a standoff that has delayed transition efforts by Biden.
Shortly after Trump's announcement, Krebs tweeted: "Honored to serve".
"Christopher Krebs is a deeply respected cybersecurity expert who worked diligently to safeguard our elections". We did it right.
This not-so-thinly veiled jab at Trump, who has repeatedly asserted, baselessly, that there was widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election, follows Krebs' insistence earlier in the day that the vote was not in fact rife with fraud. "Defend Today. Secure Tomorrow".
Knowledge about his dismissal came to him from The President's tweet.
CISA issued a statement last week that affirmed that the 2020 election was "the most secure in American history".
While CISA was successful in preventing election interference via a cyberattack on election infrastructure during the 2020 election, the DHS official told Fox News that election fraud is different than election interference, and outside the scope of CISA's authorities.