By Our Own State Dept’s Standards, 2020 Elections Were Neither Free Nor Fair

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A 2004 memo from the U.S. State Department finds that voting irregularities created results in that year’s presidential elections in Ukraine “that almost certainly would not have been possible in a free and fair election.”

The memo describes allegations that mirror, almost exactly, allegations being made in the 2020 U.S. election. Namely:

  • Illegal use of absentee ballots
  • Ejection of vote observers
  • Unusually high voter turnout rates in some areas
  • Mobile ballot box fraud
  • Allegations of vote-switching using computer programs

By our own State Department’s definition, the results of this year’s U.S. 2020 presidential election would not have been possible in a “free and fair election.”

Read the memo in its entirety here.

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