by Jon N. Hall
On November 14, the U.S. edition of The Guardian ran an article by Harvard Law professor Laurence H. Tribe headlined “Republicans are playing with fire. And we all risk getting burned.” Tribe claimed that there is “no evidence” so far of systemic fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
The next day on FNC’s Fox News Sunday, Mr. Tribe and Judge Kenneth Starr discussed the president’s legal challenges to the election. It’s an interesting exchange, and one can watch it here and here. In this writer’s opinion, Mr. Starr was the more persuasive, for Tribe again claimed “there is nothing in his [Trump’s] arguments and no evidence to back them.”
Immediately after Tribe’s claim, FNC’s moderator quoted a November 12 joint statement put out by the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a division of the DHS: “There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes or was in any way compromised.” The CISA’s statement is quite short, and it should be read with a jaundiced eye.