Disinfo: 18 US states have asked to annul election results triggering civil war

Summary

Texas, along with 17 other states, have demanded the annulment of election results in the disputed states, and in response to this a counter-coalition is formed. It was so unexpected that this gigantic step will cause the transitioning from a cold civil war towards a civil war so quickly.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about imminent civil war in the US in the context of US presidential elections.

While there are concerns about a potential civil unrest following the presidential election on November 3, 2020, there is no basis to claim that civil war is imminent in the US.

Additionaly, the 18 states mentioned in the article did not demand the annulement of election results. Instead, it was the Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton who filed a lawsuit in the US Supreme Court to invalidate presidential election results in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin and Michigan, and was supported in this endeavour by attorney generals from 17 states, not by the states themselves. The Supreme Court was quick to dismiss this case.

See related earlier disinformation claims, alleging that the second civil war began in the USA, that the systemic collapse of the American society is now obvious and that the US is on the verge of the civil war.

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  • Reported in: Issue 225
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/12/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Arabic
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US
  • Keywords: US Presidential Election 2020, Civil war
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