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The 2020 US election was, by all accounts, one of the safest and most secure in recent history. Despite a raging pandemic, a surge in mail-in voting, the looming specter of foreign interference, and an unprecedented firestorm of disinformation, the election largely went off without a hitch.

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump fired Chris Krebs, one of the main architects of that success.

In the end, cybersecurity experts told Insider, Trump did Russia’s work for it by firing Krebs, and in many ways, Krebs’ ouster was the biggest sign of his accomplishments.

David Kennedy, a former hacker for the National Security Agency and the CEO of TrustedSec, joked that cybersecurity experts “were bored out of their minds” this year because of Krebs’ work. “Nothing was happening because we had done so much to protect the voting process and election infrastructure by making sure it was properly segmented and hackers couldn’t get…

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