FACT CHECK: Vote rigging in 2018 Russian elections passed off as poll fraud in US

A CCTV footage of people tampering with the ballot box is viral on social media with the claim that the recent US elections were rigged.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  9 Nov 2020 8:13 AM GMT
FACT CHECK: Vote rigging in 2018 Russian elections passed off as poll fraud in US


Hyderabad: A CCTV footage of people tampering with the ballot box is viral on social media with the claim that the recent US elections were rigged.

"Those who conduct elections are themselves casting fake votes in the US. Obviously, Donald Trump will go to the Supreme Court. This is why the liberal gang is so happy," read the message.


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Fact Check:

The claim that this video is from the recent elections in the US is false.

NewsMeter found a video by Guardian News on YouTube with the title, " Russian election footage appears to show vote rigging". It claims that the CCTV footage of rigging the ballot box took place during the presidential election in Russia in 2018.


The same video was also carried by AFP News Agency and Global News.




Upon running a keyword search, we also found reports by The Independent and The Sun. The newspapers said that this incident took place in Lyubertsy, Moscow. A report in The Independent reads: "The Elections Commission confirmed two cases of ballot-stuffing in Moscow and the Moscow region. The Commission says it canceled all the votes contained in both instances and claims that the cases were isolated".

All reports clearly state that the viral video relates to the vote-rigging in Russia. Therefore, the CCTV footage of ballot-stuffing is not from the recent elections in the US.


Claim Review:Vote rigging in poll fraud in US
Claimed By:Twitter user
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Twitter
Claim Fact Check:False
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