YIKES: Memo from State Dept. on how it qualified Ukrainian elections as “rigged.”
Bottom Line: According to our own State Dept’s assessment of corrupt foreign elections, the 2020 US elections do not meet its own standards.
— Chanel Rion OAN (@ChanelRion) November 9, 2020
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.