November 5, 2020 at 6:12 am EST
Trump and his allies pushed bogus conspiracy theories in an attempt to undermine the vote count
Because Isaac Stanley-Becker, Tony Romm, Elizabeth Dwoskin and Drew Harwell
Trump, his son and top members of his campaign launched a series of baseless conspiracy theories Wednesday about the vote counting process to claim Democrats are cheating. Final vote count.
Eric Trump tweeted a video, first pushed out by an account linked to far-right QAnon conspiracy theories, aimed at showing someone burning votes for his father. The documents turned out to be sample ballots, and Twitter quickly suspended the account that originally posted the misleading clip.
The son of Trump and others, including White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, falsely claimed in tweets that were later concealed with a warning label that the president had won over Pennsylvania ̵
1; albeit without Such determination is given. And campaign spokesperson, Tim Murtaugh, claimed without evidence that crowd control at a processing center in Detroit was an attempt to thwart Trump’s chances of re-election.