Selin ATAY-TDO- Michael Flynn, former National Security Adviser to US President Donald Trump, has argued that Trump has the power to reshuffle the November 3 presidential election by placing voting machines and soldiers in contested states.
In the presidential election, Donald Trump lost to Democratic nominee Joe Biden, according to official results. After the defeat, Trump had repeatedly made claims that "elections were rigged” without showing any evidence.
Flynn, who left his post as National Security Adviser in 2017, testified that the November 3 presidential election results were unsatisfactory. Flynn argued that they could not move forward as a nation in this way. Michael Flynn said Trump should plan for every possibility associated with the election.
"Trump could put voting machines and troops in polling stations in 'swing states,' " the former adviser said in a statement. “He has the authority. But I don't know if he will consider those options. We cannot let the results and integrity of the election go like this," he added. Flynn, the former adviser, stressed that Trump could deploy troops to every state except swing states if he wanted to, and that this was "not unprecedented."
Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty in an investigation launched into Russia's alleged meddling in the US presidential election in 2016 through cyberattacks. Flynn had also admitted to lying to the FBI about his conversations with Russia's former ambassador to Washington, Sergey Kislyak. Flynn, with whom Trump also worked closely during the election period, left his post as National Security Adviser on February 13, 2017. President Donald Trump issued a pardon for Flynn, saying in a statement, “I am proud to announce that I have issued a full pardon to General Michael Flynn."