Disinfo: Massive fraud in the US 2020 Presidential elections

Summary

There has been massive fraud that has two stages.

First, sending more than 80 million ballots to people who had not requested them, under the pretext of coronavirus. Those who moved from one state to another received ballots which allowed them to vote in one state and another. There are people who have died and received ballots at their homes.

Second, there was a round of fraud on election night. The counts in several states were stopped in the evening when Donald Trump was going to win. Then miraculously, ballots appeared a little later. 100,000 ballots in Wisconsin, 138,000 ballots in Michigan and tens of thousands of ballots in Pennsylvania.

In the state of Nevada there is evidence that dead people voted and that immigrants who are not US citizens were able to vote. Over 3000 immigrant bulletins have been discovered. Donald Trump’s lawyers are gathering the evidence and will present it to the judges.

 

Disproof

Disinformation message aiming at denting the legitimacy of the elected US president Joe Biden.

So far no evidence of massive fraud have been presented except rumours. Several reliable sources debunked the massive fraud claims : the BBC, The Guardian, the New York Times, Forbes, Le Monde.

In addition, in its interim assessment on the conduct of the election, the OSCE finds that the contest was "competitive and well managed" (p. 1), noting that "evidence-deficient claims about election fraud" (ibid.) have been refuted by "election officials at all levels" (p. 3) and "national security agencies" (p. 11).

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 219
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: French, Arabic
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: US Presidential Election 2020, Manipulated elections/referendum, Joe Biden

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About two million of dead people voted for Biden

Voting by mail allows cheating. Dead souls that are among Biden’s supporters, understandably, always vote by mail. The number of dead people discovered during the voting is estimated at two million. 1.8 million, specifies the American conservative public organisation Judicial Watch and gives examples of electoral districts where there are more names on the voter lists than living citizens with the right to vote.

State voter lists are updated so infrequently that ballots are issued to those who have died a long time ago. And after all, dead people voted. Donna Brydges, born in 1901, is dead. But the system shows that the 119-year-old voter has made a choice. In Pennsylvania, 20,000 ballots were distributed to the dead people.

A collage is popular on the web: Biden in the cemetery says “thank you for voting”. While exploring the Michigan Electoral Commission website, American voters discovered the concept of “dead souls.” For example, William Bradley. He received the ballot, sent it, and his vote was counted. The man is born in 1902. How many more of these votes did Biden get? Searching another database reveals that William Bradley died back in 1984.

Disproof

The voter named William Bradley is alive and is 61 years old, fact check by USA Today shows. He has the same name and the same address, as his ancestor born in 1902, explains Meduza.

The claim of dead people's voting is misinformation, as explained by Michigan's Department of State: "Deceased voters' ballots are not counted. Ballots of voters who have died are rejected in Michigan, even if the voter cast an absentee ballot and then died before Election Day. On rare occasions, a ballot received for a living voter may be recorded in a way that makes it appear as if the voter is dead. This can be because of voters with similar names, where the ballot is accidentally recorded as voted by John Smith Sr when it was actually voted by John Smith Jr; or because of inaccurately recorded birth dates in the qualified voter file; for example, someone born in 1990 accidentally recorded as born in 1890. In such scenarios, no one ineligible has actually voted, and there is no impact on the outcome of the election. Local clerks can correct the issue when it is brought to their attention".

CNN and Fox news are pro-Biden and lie all the time, their watchers cannot vote knowingly

Fox News is very, very criticised by a lot of people here (US) precisely because on election night it attributed Arizona to Joe Biden when only 70% of the ballots had been counted in Arizona. There are demonstrations against Fox News denouncing them as well as CNN. CNN is no longer a news channel worthy of the name. There are lies all the time, it’s a big deal. For democracy to work, people must be able to vote knowingly. There are news channels that no longer practice information. There is no longer any possibility for those who watch these channels to vote knowingly.

Disproof

Message aims at undermining the confidence in US news channels and CNN in particular during the US 2020 Presidential elections.

News Guard rates Fox News as 69.5/100 (This website generally maintains basic standards of credibility and transparency -with significant exceptions) and CNN 87.5/100 (This website mostly adheres to basic standards of credibility and transparency).

Italian court released Ukrainian soldier Markiv because of the UK interference

Italy has released Ukrainian soldier Vitaliy Markiv because of UK pressure on the Italian court. This again proves that Ukraine is under British control. The slogan #freemarkiv was also used to add pressure and it was Pan-European action against the Italian court.

Disproof

This case fits several pro-Kremlin narratives against Ukraine and its western allies. They claim the Italian court is not independent and Ukraine is a state which is controlled from abroad, this time alleging the UK is "pulling the strings".

Vitaliy Markiv was sentenced to 24 years of prison in Italy for his alleged involvement in the deaths of Italian photojournalist Andrea Rocchelli and his Russian interpreter Andrei Mironov in Donbas in May 2014.