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).

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  • Reported in: Issue 219
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/11/2020
  • Outlet language(s) French, Arabic
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: US Presidential Election 2020, Manipulated elections/referendum, Joe Biden
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Disproof

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Disproof

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