Not that Georgia – ABC News mistakes elections in Georgian capital of Tbilisi with US state

  • Facebook user Shota Tkeshelashvili was one of the first to notice the mistake. Photo: Shot from Shota Tkeshelashvili's Facebook

Agenda.ge, 5 Nov 2020 - 22:26, Tbilisi,Georgia

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:

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.

Interestingly, parliamentary elections were held in the country of Georgia on October 31, while the US held its presidential elections on November 3. 

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