For anyone believing the truth about the 2020 election is being obfuscated (Reader’s View: “Why the obfuscation if election wasn't a lie?” July 1), let’s examine facts:

Every state certified their election results. Several states conducted recounts or audits, some more than once. Both Democratic and Republican election officials certified state results. State electoral-college officials ratified election results.

A panel of GOP legislators in Michigan found no evidence of voter fraud there. More than 60 lawsuits alleging voting irregularities failed in state and federal courts. The U.S. attorney general, appointed by President Donald Trump, stated that neither the Department of Justice nor FBI found evidence of voter fraud, and claims to the contrary were bogus.

The Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council Executive Committee — including the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, U.S. Election Assistance Commission, National Association of Secretaries of State, National Association of State Election Directors, and members of the Election Infrastructure Sector Coordinating Council — stated: “The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history. … There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.”

Congress, under the supervision of a GOP vice president, certified the ballots of the Electoral College. A lawyer alleging election fraud claimed in court that “no reasonable person” would believe her allegations. Sorry, no Krakken.

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The attorney who alleged widespread voter fraud was barred from practicing law due to deceitful behavior. The U.S. Supreme Court, with a 6-3 conservative majority, declined to hear appeals regarding the 2020 election.

No dead dictator interference, no bamboo ballots, no Italian satellites, no Sharpie issues, no ballots delivered by food trucks, no dead voters, not even “Smokin’ Joe” Frazier. No proof.

Any “obfuscation” is in repeating “The Big Lie.” But it’s good for fundraising and rabble-rousing. Plenty of MAGA merch available.

Kenneth Arbogast

Two Harbors