The US-based ABC News has shown a video footage from the Georgian capital of Tbilisi while speaking about the presidential elections in the US state of Georgia.
ABC News’ journalist Elwyn Lopez was reporting about the state of Georgia, with the line of voters outside a polling station at the Tbilisi-based public school No. 55 shown on the screen.
Facebook user Shota Tkeshelashvili was one of the first to notice the mistake. His friends shared the screenshot on twitter:
Others also recognised Tbilisi:
@ABC who did the research for your images? When talking about the key Battleground State of Georgia you showed a polling station in the country of Georgia with the Georgian language written on the building. #Elections2020 pic.twitter.com/OrpJQx9C4H— Thomas Adams (@real_tomadams) November 5, 2020
This is not the first case when the country of Georgia was mistakenly shown in the US news program. Earlier this year, one of the country’s municipalities, Marneuli, had turned into a US town after Fox News mistook footage of protests in the town for events in the US state of Georgia.
.@ABC News currently projects Joe Biden has 253 electoral votes, while Pres. Trump has 214.— ABC News (@ABC) November 5, 2020
Key races left to be called:
- North Carolina
- Pennsylvaniahttps://t.co/SRsyn1de4V #Election2020 pic.twitter.com/KLq369T9PH
Interestingly, parliamentary elections were held in the country of Georgia on October 31, while the US held its presidential elections on November 3.