Disinfo: The Georgian election results are written in the US


All elections held in Georgia are just a formality. The election results are, in fact, already written overseas [in the US].


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the US presence in Europe.

There is no evidence of US interference in the parliamentary elections in Georgia. The US supports a free and fair electoral process in Georgia as can be seen from the statement from the the US Ambassador to Georgia, Kelly Degnan on 31st October 2020.

“The freedom to choose your leaders through fair elections is absolutely fundamental to a true democracy. The United States is actively supporting these elections and really wants the elections to go smoothly. But ultimately, the success of Georgia’s election is up to the Georgian government and the Georgian people. It is vital that Georgian citizens make their voices heard by voting. Later she added that “It is up to the Georgian people to decide who they want to govern their country. The United States does not have a favorite candidate, or a favorite party. We will work with any party that is legitimately elected by the Georgian people. We are focused on a fair process, not the outcome.”

See related disinformation claims alleging that Washington is preparing a colour revolution in Moldova; a high ranking American official took Moldova's elections under control; the European Union sent Moldova instructions how to conduct elections; the protesters in Belarus are controlled by foreign centres; the West is helping to destabilise the situation in Belarus before the election; the US agents attempt to overthrow Lukashenka along the Ukrainian scenario; the CIA and Pentagon prepare Belarusian protestors; The West is creating a “fire belt” around Russia through protests in Belarus and Kyrgyzstan.


  • Reported in: Issue 219
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: US, Georgia
  • Keywords: election meddling, Elections


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