Disinfo: A majority of American citizens recognise that the 2020 presidential elections were corrupt


According to a survey conducted by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia, the great majority of American citizens recognise that the 2020 presidential elections were corrupt.


The article is consistent with the recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative seeking to delegitimise the conduct and results of the 2020 US Presidential elections.

The article quotes the 2020 Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture (IASC) survey of American Political Culture, deceptively suggesting that the survey was conducted after the November 2020 Presidential elections, when in reality, the survey was fielded more than two months before the elections.

By means of manipulation, the article seeks to lead readers to believe that, according to the IASC survey, the overwhelming majority of Americans recognise that the conduct and results of the elections were corrupt, and thus that Joe Biden’s victory was fraudulent.

However, the survey does not deal with how Americans perceived the actual conduct and outcome of the elections after they had taken place. In reality, the survey states that, in the run-up to the 2020 elections, over half of Americans (56%) expected that the elections:

“would be the most corrupt in the history of the US”.

This is even though, according to the IASC study, there was no evidence to indicate that they would be corrupt at all.

Read similar cases claiming that the US 2020 presidential elections were the dirtiest in history and that Biden will have no legitimacy because frauds were massive in the US presidential elections.


  • Reported in: Issue 227
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/01/2021
  • Language/target audience: Italian, English, Spanish, Castilian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: US Presidential Election 2020, Manipulated elections/referendum, Elections


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