The claim: U.S. Cyber Command found evidence of election fraud following the 2022 midterm elections
In the effort to understand why Republican gains in the midterm elections fell short of projections, some social media users suggested fraud as a possible explanation.
Some pointed to a Nov. 9 piece by Real Raw News, which claims the U.S. Army Cyber Command “began noticing election irregularities early in the day,” attributing the information to an unnamed source in Cyber Command.
“There’s a lot going on now that doesn’t meet the eye,” the piece quotes the source as saying. “We will be looking into all allegations of fraud as we await the results.”
But the claim is baseless. Cyber Command has not found evidence of election fraud following the 2022 midterm elections. It has not announced any suspicious election activity, nor would it investigate any of the matters described in the article, according to an agency spokesperson. Real Raw News is a website that publishes fabricated stories, many of which USA TODAY has debunked.
USA TODAY reached out to social media users who shared the claim for comment.
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