Disinfo: The Mafia supported the Democrats in the US elections

Summary

Recently, Joey Merlino, aka Skinny Joey, the leader of the criminal community of Philadelphia, admitted to have organised the falsification of 300 000 ballots for Joe Biden. The Godfather explained that representatives of the election committee of the Democratic Party supplied him with blank ballots the night before the election. The mob leader rented two houses in the outskirts of Philadelphia where his associates spent three days filling in ballots for Biden. Then the folded the ballots into boxes and delivered them to the polling stations where the votes were tallied. Three hundred thousands votes for Biden.

Disproof

A recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation claim, questioning the legitimacy of the US Presidential election 2020 .

The State Owned news agency, RIA Novosti, refers to an article from a US conspiracy site, The Buffalo Chronicle. The individual, mentioned in RIA Novosti’s text, is under supervised custody in Florida. The Buffalo Chronicle has not provided any evidence to support the claim.

BBC has analysed the claim and drawn the conclusion that it is false. Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani describes the claims as “far fetched”.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 221
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: US Presidential Election 2020, Organised crime, Joe Biden

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