Russia mocks ‘archaic’ US electoral system

Russia says that an “archaic” US electoral system that does not meet democratic standards and the politicization of the media were to blame for American divisions and unrest in Washington.

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova says the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump was “an internal US affair” but that blame rested with the US system.

“The electoral system in the United States is archaic, it does not meed modern democratic standards, creating opportunities for numerous violations, and the American media have become an instrument of political struggle,” Zakharova tells Russian news agencies.

“This is largely the reason for the split in society now observed in the United States.”