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“Hammer” and “Scorecard” were used by the Democrats to change the ballot count.

The head of the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has called the claim about supercomputer election fraud “nonsense."

The head of the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has called the claim about supercomputer election fraud “nonsense."A conspiracy theory surfaced online claiming that Donald Trump only lost the election because a deep-state supercomputer named “Hammer” and a computer program named “Scorecard” were used to change the ballot count. The theory claims that “Hammer” and “Scorecard,” a pair of programs initially designed for the CIA were being used by Deep State players from the Obama administration. 'The Deep State' refers to an organisation of politicians and intelligence officials who really control US events and who want to oust Donald Trump for attempting to dismantle their power. In reality, Trump's references to the 'Deep State' have often meant bureaucracy or accepted government channels that impede him from imposing his will without checks or balances." The election fraud claims originated from Dennis Montgomery, a former intelligence contractor and self-proclaimed whistleblower who claims to have created the “Hammer” supercomputer and the “Scorecard” software some Trump fans believe was used to change the votes. This theory has been boosted by many prominent Trump supporters and many conservative right-wing media organizations.

Daily Beast reported that, "the head of the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has called the claim about supercomputer election fraud “nonsense,” and urged Americans not to promote it."

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