Disinfo: 1,5 million deceased voted in the US election

Summary

1,5 million deceased “voted” in the US election. This is a recognized fact. And the deceased are of course supporting Biden. The democrats are not seeing the carousel of falsifications in the US election.

Disproof

Disinformation about the US Presidential Election 2020.

Similar claims have been circulating on social media in the US and have been extensively debunked both by fact-checkers and media organizations. (See also here and here).

According to FactCheck.org, in some cases it is conceivable that a relatively small number of people die in the period between when they sent in a mail-in ballot and Election Day. More commonly, claims about large numbers of votes from deceased people turn out to be due to list-matching or clerical problems, such as confusing two people with identical or similar names.

However there is no basis to claim that huge numbers of deceased "voted" in the election.

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  • Reported in: Issue 219
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/11/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: US Presidential Election 2020, election meddling, Manipulated elections/referendum, Joe Biden, Elections
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Disproof

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