Washington - U.S. election officials today contradicted President Donald Trump's claims of fraud in the November 3 election, The New York Times reports.
The New York Times contacted officials in all states and there is no evidence of voter fraud, it stresses.
The president and his allies unsubstantiatedly claim that rampant election fraud robbed him of victory, contrary to the widespread opinion of those contacted, the newspaper said.
For example, citing the Times, Frank LaRose, a Republican who serves as Ohio's secretary of state, reported no serious irregularities with the voting in last week's election.
The position of those individuals in dozens of states representing both political parties is equivalent to a blunt rebuke to the president's portrayal of a fraudulent election, the newspaper said. So far, Trump refuses to acknowledge his defeat and torpedoes the actions of Democratic winner Joe Biden's team for the transition process to the White House.
Despite allegations of fraud, senior election officials from around the country said in interviews and statements that the process was a remarkable success despite record turnout and the complications of a dangerous pandemic.
Havana - President Miguel Diaz-Canel expressed his condolences for the death of Cuban renowned filmmaker Juan Carlos Tabio.
'Heart-felt goodbye to Juan Carlos Tabio, one of the essentials of Cuban cinema. His work, an authentic portrait of Cuba, is also the acute memory of an era. Condolences to family, friends and colleagues from cinema,' the president wrote on Twitter.Read More
Havana - Renowned Cuban film director and screenwriter Juan Carlos Tabío died in the early hours of Monday, January 18, 2021, in Havana.
His remains will be cremated, and authorities said they will inform the public later about his funeral.Read More
Havana - Spanish-French academic and journalist Ignacio Ramonet termed as 'cynical' the decision by the outgoing administration of US President Donald Trump to designate Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism.Read More