Facebook posts share misleading 'fraud' claim after Chinese courier package spotted at US election ballot count

Published on 11/11/2020 at 10:29

An image of a Chinese courier service package at a ballot count in the US state of Georgia during the 2020 presidential election has been shared in multiple Korean-language Facebook posts. The posts claim the image is evidence of Chinese inference in the 2020 election because, they claim, all mail-in ballots are required to be returned by the United States Postal Service (USPS). The claim is misleading; the US Department of State website states that voters abroad can use any “professional courier service” to deliver their ballots; as of November 11, officials in Georgia have said they have found no evidence of widespread election fraud, according to US media.