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(USA) Medvedev notes large-scale violations of US election law (TASS)

The deputy chief of Russia’s Security Council Dmitry Medvedev believes that there were large-scale violations of the election law during the US presidential election.

“There have also been large-scale violations of the election law,” he wrote in his op-ed published by tass.com on Saturday. “All of this is hardly consistent with those norms of democracy that Washington arrogantly imposes on other countries,” Medvedev added.

“The United States still has no standard procedures for voter registration, voter identification, ballot issuance and submission. According to the nonprofit organization Judicial Watch, by September 2020, 29 out of 37 states had 1.8 million more registered voters than actual eligible voting-age citizens. This is largely due to the fact that there is no such concept as a domestic passport or some kind of residence registration in the US, so when shifting their place of residence, people often fail to remove themselves from the voter list. In addition, there were occasions of people who had long since died having voted for one of the candidates,” he explained.

The most acute situation arose as a result of the mass postal voting, which brought Joe Biden a reported majority during the counting of ballots, according to Medvedev. “It is not even that Democrats created a controversial opportunity to gain votes from a passive part of their electorate, using the pandemic as an excuse. They encouraged a more active use of the mail-in voting procedure, which had been widely used only in some states during previous campaigns. According to Donald Trump, this paved the way to uncontrolled machinations,” he noted.