Disinfo: Five facts prove that the US election is rigged

Summary

First fact

It was Joe Biden’s (uncertain) victory in Pennsylvania that made him the elected president of the United States.

600,000 Pennsylvania ballots remain in question, with Republican Party observers illegally removing ballots. Rudy Giuliani brought a group of observers who expressed their willingness to announce under oath that they have not been admitted to the counting stations. This is a flagrant violation of the law.

Second fact

There is evidence that Dominion Voting Systems is under the control of people associated with Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi.

Third fact

The US Supreme Court ruled in for Donald Trump’s favour and ordered that papers received before 8:00 a.m. on November 3, 2020, in Pennsylvania be separated (the time when official voting ends) and after that time. Trump’s team was confident that the ballot papers received after eight hours would be invalid.

Fourth fact

The Donald Trump Center in Georgia has identified 132,000 ballot papers, which, according to the President’s attorney, were obtained or issued illegally. The Trump Center was seeking to nullify these.

Fifth fact

Trump Center representatives in Nevada said that the authenticity of about 200,000 ballot papers had not been validated.

Disproof

Disinformation about the US in the context of US presidential election.

The alleged claim that the “Dominion Voting Systems” company is involved in some sort of voter fraud because they had worked with persons connected to high-ranking Democrats, such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, or Hillary Clinton is false according to the “Election Integrity Partnership” a coalition of research entities focused on preventing attempts to de-legitimise the election results. This is mainly because the company worked with a variety of lobbyists who were connected to both Democrats and Republicans.

It is true that the US supreme court has sided with Republicans to prevent Wisconsin from counting mail-in ballots that were received after election day, but there is nothing unusual or untoward about counting mail-in ballots after an election. It happens at every election.

The reason: Most states don’t start counting mail-in ballots until Election Day, and 22 states — including 12 won by Trump in 2016 — accept postmarked mail-in ballots after Election Day. In addition, the process was expected to take even longer in some states this year because concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in a sharp increase in the use of mail-in ballots.

The ballots that arrived by mail - and they are the main reason for the delay in announcing the results, are first processed through a machine that verifies signatures. Election staff manually examine signatures not verified by the machine. Later, a review is done to make sure the total number of ballots processed matches the number of ballots received. Once verified, those ballots are counted. If ballots had some issues in the verification process, the registrar’s office reaches out to voters to verify their eligibility to vote, which again takes time.

You can see other examples of this disinformation narrative, such as allegations that the US riots follow the manuals created by Democrats and Obama; that George Soros is funding a far-left organisation aiming to oust Trump; that US unrest is a second civil war; or that the systemic collapse of American society is now obvious.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 219
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: Arabic
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: US Presidential Election 2020, Donald Trump, Joe Biden

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1,5 million deceased voted in the US election

1,5 million deceased “voted” in the US election. This is a recognized fact. And the deceased are of course supporting Biden. The democrats are not seeing the carousel of falsifications in the US election.

Disproof

Disinformation about the US Presidential Election 2020.

Similar claims have been circulating on social media in the US and have been extensively debunked both by fact-checkers and media organizations. (See also here and here).

Kyiv might launch a military “adventure” in Donbas, exploiting the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh

Russia is pushing for a diplomatic solution in Nagorno-Karabakh. Kyiv assumes that Russia would not stand up for the Donetsk and Luhansk republics or might react too late. This assumption could lead the Ukrainians to launce an attack soon. Ukrainian propagandist Alexander Kushnar has already advocated for an “Azeri-style” offensive to take the republics in the Donbas and even Crimea.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on Ukraine trying to exploit the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to make gains in the Donbas.

There is no link between the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the war in Ukraine. The recent escalation in the Nagorno-Karabakh region is a continuation of the decades-old conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, while the war in Eastern Ukraine is a well-documented act of ongoing aggression by Russian armed forces, since February 2014.

Alexei Navalny was not poisoned

Russian authorities say it was not a poisonous substance that caused Alexei Navalny’s illness in August, but pancreatitis.

Navalny’s wife informed the doctors that her husband had restricted his diet and that for 3-5 days he suffered from a feeling of discomfort after meals. His wife also speculated that the discomfort may have been caused by the patient’s diet aimed at losing weight.

The narrative further claims that doctors, after repeated chemical and toxicological studies, diagnosed disorders of carbohydrate metabolism (Primary diagnosis); chronic pancreatitis with dysfunction of the exocrine and endocrine glands, complications (secondary diagnosis).

Disproof

Recurring disinformation message on the Alexei Navalny poisoning.

The wife of Alexei Navalny, Yulia Navalnaya denied all the allegations of the Russian Interior Ministry on 7 November: "don't believe a single word of it". One purpose of this message is to mock the appearance of the opponent, that he would be to fat and have to restrict his alimentation, however Alexei Navalny said in one interview that the doctors of Charite hospital told him one of the factors that made him survive was his good physical form because he was jogging and swimming regularly and having a balanced alimentation.