No, 200,000 dead did not vote for Joe Biden

A rumor spread by supporters of Donald Trump claims that their Democratic opponents in the presidential election are inventing fictitious votes by the hundreds of thousands, even making the dead and pets vote.This false information has its origins in classics postal errors, interpreted as a massive conspiracy, and amplified without proof.Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many states have put in place unprecedented measures to promote postal voting, sometimes proactively, by sending ballots unsolicited remote voting that may have caused confusion.

700,000 ballots in favor of Joe Bien “would have appeared miraculously.” According to this infox, born in August and revived since the beginning of November, respectively 500,000 and 200,000 ballots would have been fraudulently allocated in Virginia and Nevada, the state in which they would have been sent to dead people and pets.The rumor spread on social networks in France, where we can read, for example, that "even the dead voted for Biden".

What is true is that 700,000 ballots were sent out incorrectly.On the one hand, in Virginia, 500,000 ballots had the address of the wrong polling station on the return envelope: voters were encouraged to send their mail to the Town of Fairfax, and not to the County of Fairfax, the governing body responsible for the election.The County of Fairfax apologized for this error and agreed to transport the ballots at its own expense.There is absolutely no evidence that the votes in question were in the direction of candidate Joe Biden or Donald Trump.

Posted Date: 2020-12-11

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