Disinfo: There are signs of a colour revolution in the US, public institutions are destroyed

Summary

Actually, this is one of the signs of a colour revolution, when institutions are destroyed in the struggle for power. Journalism is a public institution. The current bias in American journalism bears witness to its destruction. The President of the United States is a whole state institution. Cutting him off the air with offensive comments is the destruction of a state institution. Elections are also an institution. Since there is no correct result in the US election and there is no longer any hope of getting it, the institution of elections has also been destroyed.

Disproof

Unfounded claim on the non transparency of the US elections, spread in Russian State media. No US court decisions support these claims so far. See more on the Russian State media's notion of "colour revolution" (usually described as an organised unrest by the US or "Western curators" in post Soviet countries).

See previous similar conspiracy narrative that CIA is organising a colour revolution in US (reported back in September 2020), or several coups against US President Donald Trump.

In democratic countries, presidential elections entail facilitating change of power, if the outcome of the election requires this. Russian pro-Kremlin media pretends to ignore it. Freedom of the press in the United States is legally protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. OSCE election observers concluded that the media landscape was pluralistic and diverse.

On top, OSCE observers qualified the US 2020 elections as highly competitive, while noting the attempts to undermine "public trust".

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 219
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: US Presidential Election 2020, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Elections

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Disproof

Recurring disinformation about the unconfirmed election irregularities in the US.

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So, not being ashamed of television cameras at one of the polling stations, the ballots are thrown into the trash bin in batches. In Pennsylvania, a woman sends several ballots to a ballot box at once.

Bundles of ballots are found in the most unexpected places. How they got there is a big mystery. Perhaps this is part of the 300 thousand votes sent by mail that the most democratic post in the world – the American one – lost. Just in time.

The election turnout breaks records not only historically, but also mathematically – more than one hundred 102 percent in Florida and 101 in Wisconsin. In New York, at least two women, who died a few years ago, managed to vote. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Thousands of ballots were sent to those who moved or even died. In Los Angeles County, 277,606 ballots were mailed. Among them there are 4869 duplicate ballots sent twice to the same person. And 728 ballots sent to those most likely to have died.

Disproof

Unfounded claims of the pro-Kremlin media outlet. Reports that the US Postal Service had lost or failed to deliver hundreds of thousands of ballots began circulating online, are not true.

There is no evidence that hundreds of thousands of ballots went undelivered, CNN reports. While there were roughly 300,000 ballots that did not have delivery scans, that doesn't mean they weren't delivered. According to the USPS [US mail], the lack of delivery scans were a result of ballots that were picked out of the mail stream to speed up their processing.

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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about NATO threatening or encircling Russia.

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