The elections in the US condition the entire global panorama. And one of its main actors, Vladimir Putin, begins to make reference to the important event in November. The Russian president wanted to sow doubt about the 2020 elections, which he claims were fraudulent due to voting by mail. Joe Biden was elected president by a narrow margin over Donald Trump.
“Possibly, everything can be falsified. Just as in the US They falsified the last elections. Through voting by mail. It is clear what it means to vote by mail“says Putin during a meeting with municipal officials, according to the RIA Nóvosti agency.
The Russian president added that ““They bought the ballots for ten dollars, filled them out and, without any supervision from the observers, put them in the mailboxes and that’s it.”
The Kremlin was accused in 2016 of interference in the presidential elections in which Donald Trump was elected, something that Putin has always flatly denied. “Is the United States a banana republic? The United States is a great power, how can Russia influence the election of the American people?” Putin once asked.
Putin, in power since 2000, has decided to run for re-election in the Russian elections to be held next March and in case of victory he will remain in the Kremlin until 2030.
The Russian opposition, whose leader, Alexei Navalny, is serving 30 years in an Arctic prison, accuses the Kremlin of preparing electoral fraud through electronic voting, to which more than a third of registered voters have access.