Disinfo: George Soros controls voting firms used in the 2020 US election

Summary

George Soros controls directly or indirectly the firms Smartmatic and Dominion Voting System, that sell both hardware and software for electronic voting and were used in the 2020 election. Was there fraud in “Soros’ algorythms”? This is not merely a matter of Democrats or Republicans, it is a classic game of control of the omnimous power by the cybernetic way.

Disproof

This is part of a pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign aiming to seed doubts on the legitimacy of the results of the US 2020 election, this time by claiming without evidence that billionaire George Soros, a frequent target of pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives, may have altered the vote counting.

The claim that Soros controls the Smartmatic and Dominion Voting System is false. The allegation already emerged prior to the 2016 election and was immediately debunked. Both Smartmatic and Dominion have denied any relation to George Soros, whose Open Society Foundations also refuted having anything to do with voting machines. The claim was debunked again in 2020 by the Associated Press fact-checking team.

See other examples in our database, such as claims that the result doesn’t matter because the real ruler is the Deep State; that the Guardian exposed how US Democrats exploited mail-in voting irregularities; that an oligarch-sponsored insurrection against the people will take place around election day; or that the US is on the verge of a civil war, and militias are only a reaction against government abuse.

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  • Reported in: Issue 225
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/11/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Spanish, Castilian,
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US
  • Keywords: US Presidential Election 2020, George Soros
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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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