Fact Check: Myanmar Did NOT Use Dominion Voting Systems In Its Election Before Military Coup

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  • by: Alexis Tereszcuk
Fact Check: Myanmar Did NOT Use Dominion Voting Systems In Its Election Before Military Coup No Machines

Did Myanmar use Dominion Voting Systems to calculate election results prior to the military coup in that country? No, that's not true: A Dominion spokesperson told Lead Stories that they "do not have systems in Myanmar, and never have."

The claim appeared as a post (archived here) where it was published on Facebook on February 1, 2021. It opened:

The White House is freaking out after Myanmar Military arrests political leaders for Election Fraud in their November 8 elections

Myanmar used Dominion Voting Systems

This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:

Facebook screenshot

(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Tue Feb 2 21:12:11 2021 UTC)

The post cites no source nor evidence for the claim, "Myanmar used Dominion Voting Systems."

A coup d'รฉtat took place in Myanmar when the democratically elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi was detained by the military on February 1, 2021. The military claimed election fraud despite the results showing she won by a landslide, The New York Times reported.

Unsubstantiated rumors began circulating on social media that Dominion Voting Systems were used in the contested November 8, 2020, Myanmar election.

"This is another false claim about Dominion Voting Systems," the Dominion spokesperson told Lead Stories via email on February 2, 2021.

Similar claims were made in the United States about the 2020 election that Donald Trump lost, as Lead Stories debunked here, here and here.

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  Alexis Tereszcuk

Alexis Tereszcuk is a writer and fact checker at Lead Stories and an award-winning journalist who spent over a decade breaking hard news and celebrity scoop with RadarOnline and Us Weekly.

As the Entertainment Editor, she investigated Hollywood stories and conducted interviews with A-list celebrities and reality stars.  

Alexis’ crime reporting earned her spots as a contributor on the Nancy Grace show, CNN, Fox News and Entertainment Tonight, among others.

Read more about or contact Alexis Tereszcuk

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