Disinfo: Dominion deleted 2.7 million Trump votes nationwide

Summary

A report says that the Dominion voting system deleted 2.7 million Trump votes nationwide. Data analysis finds 221,000 Pennsylvania votes switched from president Trump to Biden. 941,000 Trump votes deleted. States using Dominion voting systems switched 435,000 votes from Trump to Biden.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation about the US presidential election 2020, which Russian TV channel amplified uncritically.

After Trump’s tweet, a group of federal, state and local officials overseeing the nation’s voting system said that in the recent election, “there is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.” The joint statement, by the Elections Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council and the Election Infrastructure Sector Coordinating Executive Committees, described the recent voting as “the most secure in American history.” The statement was distributed by the federal government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security.

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  • Reported in: Issue 221
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/11/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US
  • Keywords: US Presidential Election 2020, Twitter, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Elections
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Disproof

Pro-Kremlin conspiracy theory about social media, advancing pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about “secret elites” and the West's alleged media censorship and societal control.

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What happened with the former client, Sergey Skripal, and the activist, Alexei Navalny, also comes in the context of the bias of the organisation that did not base its statements on any facts or evidence.

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Disproof

Recurring disinformation narratives attacking the independence and integrity of the OPCW and a disinformation narrative about the Salisbury and Navalny poisonings.

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British MI6’s ears stick out behind Turkey’s actions in Karabakh. Pan-Turkism was a British product. Richard Moore, a former British ambassador to Turkey and a close friend of Erdogan, is behind the Karabakh war.

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Disproof

Conspiracy theory about the war in Nagorno-Karabakh.

There is no evidence that any Western foreign special services had anything to do with the 2020 military escalation between Armenia and Azerbaijan.