Disinfo: Electoral fraud in the US 2020 presidential elections had been planned by Democrats for years

Summary

Donald Trump has approached victory and may still win the 2020 presidential elections, despite the electoral fraud that took place and undoubtedly had been planned for years by Democrats.

Disproof

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

There is no evidence to support the article’s claim that significant fraud was committed during the elections and that Democrats “for years planned to engage in electoral fraud”. 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.

Furthermore, the US Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council (CGG) Executive Committee and the US Election Infrastructure Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) said in a statement that election security officials have no evidence that ballots were changed, deleted or lost by voting systems in the Nov. 3 U.S. elections, and that this election “was the most secure in American history”.

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

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 222
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: Italian, English
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: US Presidential Election 2020, Democratic Party (US), Manipulated elections/referendum, Donald Trump, Conspiracy theory

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