Disinfo: Political conspiracy of important sectors of US power élite has rigged the US elections

Summary

A political conspiracy of important sectors of the US power élite has rigged the US elections against President Trump. It is obvious that tens of thousands of Trump votes have been deliberately “forgotten” or cancelled, tens of thousands of mailed-in ballots have been destroyed while hundreds of thousands have been faked in favour of Joe Biden.

Disproof

The story is part of an emerging pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative seeking to delegitimise the conduct and results of the 2020 US presidential election.

The article provides no evidence of the alleged conspiracy of “important sectors of the US power élite” to rig the 2020 presidential elections. Furthermore, there is no evidence to support the article’s claim that massive fraud was committed during the elections. Several reliable sources debunked the massive fraud claims: the BBC, The Guardian, the New York Times, Forbes, Le Monde.

In addition, in its interim assessment on the conduct of the election, the OSCE finds that the contest 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). The US authorities and FBI consider the possibility of mail-in voting fraud nearly impossible.

Read a previous case claiming that there were “enormous irregularities” in the 2020 presidential election in the US.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 221
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: Italian, English
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: US Presidential Election 2020, Manipulated elections/referendum, Secret elites / global elites, Donald Trump, Joe Biden

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