Disinfo: Joe Biden self-proclaimed winner, aided by some hidden hands pulling the strings

Summary

Democrat Joe Biden has proclaimed himself the winner in the US election despite that the General Service Administration didn’t certify his victory. The European Union and several European presidents acted ahead of it and congratulated Biden. And it doesn’t matter, since a hidden hand is pulling the strings: at its order, on Saturday, November 7, the main US TV stations, CNN and NBC launched their projections that, in practice, became an ‘official announcement’ of Biden’s victory.

Disproof

Contrary to the claim, Joe Biden is not a self-proclaimed winner in the US election: he gave his victory speech after winning the state of Pennsylvania and therefore securing his victory, once it was clear that there was no chance that incumbent Donald Trump could achieve re-election even though the races in the states of Nevada, Arizona, Georgia and North Carolina weren’t closed yet. This is the reason why most US media called the election for Biden on Saturday, November 7, not due to the orders of any hidden hand. This was also the motive why international leaders started congratulating Biden.

Even in less sensitive elections, it is not uncommon that the General Service Administration takes a few days to certify the victory of a candidate, and only four days had passed between Biden’s victory and the publication of this disinformation piece. In this case, given the controversies at the place and the refusal of Donald Trump and some top Republican figures to concede, the certification may be delayed until the Electoral College meets and votes on the next presidency on December 14, 2020.

This is part of a pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign on the US elections, aiming to seed doubts on the legitimacy of the result and to promote the idea of electoral fraud. In this case, it is based on a recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about a Shadow Government of all-powerful groups ruling the world. This narrative aims to question the legitimacy of democracy and Western institutions.

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 220
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/11/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Spanish, Castilian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: EU, US
  • Keywords: US Presidential Election 2020, Mainstream media, Deep state, Joe Biden
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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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