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There Is No Evidence Of Voter Fraud In 2020 Election, Observers Say

by : Niamh Shackleton on : 10 Nov 2020 15:45
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Despite Donald Trump’s claims, observers have found no evidence of voter fraud in this year’s US election.

The current president of the United States, who will be replaced by Joe Biden in the new year, has been making the claims since long before it was revealed he was losing to his opposition.

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Trump’s claims of fraud and ‘illegal voting’ have seen him in hot water with Twitter, as well as seeing a recent press conference of his cut short by many American TV networks, in which he purported, ‘If you count the legal votes, I easily win’.

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A team of 28 international observers from the Organization of American States (OAS) witnessed the 2020 election, all of whom have stated they have seen no evidence of fraud or voting irregularities, AP News reports.

The 28 observers, from 13 different countries, were sent to observe the election process in Georgia, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, and Washington DC by the OAS as part of its ‘Electoral Observation Mission’.

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In a statement published by the organisation on Friday, November 6, it said that the president had ‘accused electoral workers of electoral fraud, and reiterated that his campaign would pursue its complaints through the courts’.

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In regards to the lack of fraudulent activity seen by its observers, the OAS said:

The OAS observers deployed in the battleground states of Michigan and Georgia did not witness any of the aforementioned irregularities.

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The group added that no ‘serious irregularities that call into question the results so far’ were seen, either.

The ongoing health crisis prevented the OAS from sending out a larger team. In the statement it explained, ‘The size of the country and challenges deriving from the COVID-19 pandemic did not allow the OAS to deploy a larger or more widely-dispersed Mission.’

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It also explained:

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In determining the states in which it hoped to observe, the Mission applied the following criteria: 1) states that allow international observers; 2) plurality of electoral systems and organization; 3) geographic representation; and 4) political trends.

OAS isn’t alone in it’s findings; the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe also failed to find any evidence voter fraud in the recent election, and described it as ‘competitive and well managed’, Business Insider reports.

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Niamh Shackleton

Niamh Shackleton is a pint sized person and journalist at UNILAD. After studying Multimedia Journalism at the University of Salford, she did a year at Caters News Agency as a features writer in Birmingham before deciding that Manchester is (arguably) one of the best places in the world, and therefore moved back up north. She's also UNILAD's unofficial crazy animal lady.

Topics: News, 2020 election, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Now, US News, Voter Fraud

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  1. AP News

    The Latest: International observers see no fraud in US vote

  2. Business Insider

    A team of 28 international election observers said it found no evidence of voter fraud in the 2020 election, contrary to what Trump keeps insisting