Breaking democracy to hold power (US2020 Disinformation news, ed. 3)

What drives the #delegitimise strategy?

  • Covid19 means mail-in voting will be larger than average,
  • Trump’s base, however, is likely to vote in person, in part because he’s undermined the perceived legitimacy of postal voting
  • Those heavily Republican, in-person votes will be counted first, so early results will be pro-Trump
  • Postal votes will then slowly turn the tide towards Biden.

Claiming victory and seeing it overturned by postal votes is a perfect Trump narrative for delegitimising a lost election

Stacking the bench

Also noteworthy

Following the money

Frameworks for understanding disinformation



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Mathew Lowry

Mathew Lowry

Piloting innovative online communications since 1995. Editor: Founder: Personal Hub: