Disinfo: A media-Soros-neocon coup d’etat has taken place in the US

Summary

The recent presidential elections of the United States were essentially a coup d’etat. That demented democrat Biden could declare himself president-elect, is only possible through a coup of special sorts: a media-soros-neocon kind of coup.

Disproof

This is part of an ongoing pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign on the US election. See other examples in our database, such as claims that the result doesn’t matter because the real ruler is the Deep State; that the Guardian exposed how US Democrats exploited mail-in voting irregularities; that an oligarch-sponsored insurrection against the people will take place around election day; or that the US is on the verge of a civil war, and militias are only a reaction against government abuse.

It is also part of a recurring narrative which claims George Soros is manipulating elections. See for example: 1) Romania, 2) Czech Republic or 3) the US elections of 2016.

The report from the OSCE finds that the election was "competitive and well managed" (p. 1), noting that "evidence-deficient claims about election fraud" (ibid.) have been refuted by "election officials at all levels" (p. 3) and "national security agencies" (p. 11).

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 219
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: US Presidential Election 2020, election meddling, Manipulated elections/referendum, Joe Biden, Elections

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The US has one of the most archaic election systems in the world with an enormous amount of irregularities. We saw fictitious polling stations, postal voting, all types of fraud, 102%-results. The election in the US is an absolute deception – it has no relation to the majority opinion. This election does not take into consideration the opinions of real people. The word “democracy” is not appropriate there. Thus, the US President is not elected by people.

Disproof

Pro-Kremlin disinformation about the US Presidential elections and American democracy in general.

The claims that the US Presidential elections faced an “enormous number of irregularities” is not supported by evidence.

The elections in Georgia are a legitimisation of a pre-planned scenario by Western partners

Do you remember that the results of any of the [Georgian] elections did not match the results of the “qualified surveys” conducted by our foreign “partners”, “friends” and “other benefactors” before the elections? The difference is always from 1% to 3%.

So why do we [Georgia] hold elections and spend so much money if their [Western partners] “research” is 99% consistent with our “election results”? It can have only one purpose – to legitimise the plan already written by the above-mentioned “partners”.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Western involvement in internal affairs, including elections, as well as grass-roots protests in many states, especially the ones of the former Soviet Union. Parliamentary elections in Georgia were held on October 31, 2020.

The disinformation claim appeared in the pre-election period days before the election day in Georgia, as a prior attempt to frame the election results as a previously planned scenario orchestrated from abroad. No evidence is provided to support the allegations.

Ukraine will legalise mass detentions of Russian citizens

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Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin propaganda narrative about Ukraine's ubiquitous Russophobia.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine does have a "Draft law on Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine Concerning the Regulation of Issues Related to Prisoners of War and Internees in a Special Period". But Russian citizens are not mentioned there. "During a special period, take measures to identify citizens of a state that threatens to attack or carry out aggression against Ukraine on the territory of Ukraine…," the document says.