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This widely-shared video alleging US election fraud shows nothing of the sort

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Interesting how the GOP (including Trump) seems to now be in bed with Russia, which hacks emails for them and apparently contributed to a fake video of election fraud. Alastair Reid reports at First Draft:

For weeks now, Donald Trump has been telling his supporters that next week’s US presidential election will be “rigged” against him. His claims have even gone so far as to inspire one woman in Iowa to be arrested on felony charges for voting twice in the fear that her first vote would be “changed to Hillary”, according to Iowa Public Radio. The clamour for greater oversight into the election process and any evidence of misconduct is growing.

On October 12, a YouTube user called “Tea Partier” posted a video titled “Democrats Busted On Camera Stuffing Ballot Boxes”. The full video features four soundless, separate clips, each showing people ramming paper into election boxes as the name of a US state is super-imposed on the footage. Two of the videos take place in halls decorated in red, white and blue. The others are clearly identifiable as voting stations.

The only problem? They are all from Russia.

“Tea Partier” regularly posts political news videos relating to the US election, social issues and world events, but doesn’t appear to have any official ties to the Tea Party movement. However, by taking screenshots from key moments in each of the clips and uploading them to Yandex images and Google images, we can track down the original versions of each of the featured clips.

Clip 1 – “Illinois” . . .

Continue reading.

Written by LeisureGuy

31 October 2016 at 2:16 pm

Posted in Election, GOP

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