Perhaps the main conclusion to be drawn from the recent election is that what some regard as the “almighty” American democracy is, upon closer inspection, more reminiscent of African or Ukrainian democracy. This election has been the dirtiest and most egregious in history. It featured dead souls, fraud, the infamous carousels, and an absence of observers.
What is more, 300,000 ballots were lost in the mail. They simply vanished! Just imagine the significance of 300,000 missing ballots when the difference between the candidates’ vote tallies in some states is so small.
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 segment's conclusion that the 2020 Presidential election was especially dirty is not supported by expert opinions issued so far. 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).