While the campaign so far has not proven any voter fraud, the hotline has received a lot of calls – all thanks to a viral campaign on TikTok and Twitter. Hotline congestion with anti-Trump memes and silly messages.
Trump’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment late on Sunday. But some of the president’s allies, including his son Eric Trump, have responded to reports of spam calls by blaming Democrats.
“DNC is spamming our voter fraud hotline to bog down the thousands of complaints we are receiving!”; he said in a tweet Friday. “Wondering what they have to hide.”
This weekend, TikTok and Twitter are full of prank call recordings.
Alex Hirsch, the author of the Disney Channel TV show “Gravity Falls”, called to report that he saw a man, matching the description of McDonald’s Hamburglar, walking into the voting booth with “black hat, black mask, striped shirt and red tie, and I believe there were burgers in his pocket. “
“And he was saying, ‘Rob, rob’ while he was coming out of the building,” added Hirsch. “Like a thief. You know, I think he’s probably the antifa. “
Comedian Tony Atamanuik, a prominent Trump impersonator, used his impression of the president to call the hotline and “the biggest fraud report: the election is being stolen from me. “
One woman, who posted a recording of her conversation with a Trump campaign officer working at the hotline, posed as a Trump supporter in Michigan. She claims that she has been denied a polling point in Kalamazoo, Mich. – after voting in Detroit.
“I don’t think you’re allowed to vote twice,” the campaigner told her.
“Why do not I?” she speaks. “If Democrats can do that, why can’t I?”
Young TikTok creators have trolled the Trump campaign in the past. This summer, along with savvy online fans of Korean pop groups, TikTok users encouraged their followers to fake subscriptions to attend a Trump rally in June at Tulsa, to make the crowd size much smaller than the campaign expected. The campaign denies that the conspiracy was working, stating that bogus RSVPs have been rooted, but the protest attracted much less people than expected.
On Sunday, comedian John Oliver asked people to submit pictures of mating rats, in an obscene slang term for tortuous political sabotage.
“It’s simply your patriotism to send them to the Trump campaign right away,” Oliver said in “Last Week Tonight.”
Prank calls have been reported to have caused miserable work among campaign staff working on the hotline.
Axios correspondent Jonathan Swan said on Twitter that an online submission form was also filled with “adult” images, describing images he viewed as “better than not being published”.