New videos falsely claim fraud in Detroit on 2020 election night
DETROIT – Three months after the November 2020 election, new videos have surfaced alleging election night fraud in Detroit.
It also happens almost a month after Michigan officials announced a nationwide review of election results.
Over the weekend, a video from a far-right website known for spreading false information shows that a van cast ballots at the TCF center in the early hours of November 4, 2020. The video claims the ballot papers were received eight hours after the deadline. However, the deadline was when the ballots needed to be converted to the clerk, not when they needed to be served.
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In addition, a three hour video – an alleged documentary by Mike Lindell, CEO of My Pillow Inc. – contains debunked conspiracy theories about Michigan’s voting machines based on human error in Antrim County. The bug was fixed and a hand counting of the votes showed that there was no problem with the machines.
The videos have been repeatedly removed from social media sites, but new versions have sprung up as the state waits for one of the largest risk-limiting reviews ever conducted in hopes of changing the minds of those who keep telling lies online .
The statewide exam covers approximately 200 counties and more than 18,000 ballot papers from across the state. The test failed to turn the election results upside down.
You can see the full report in the video above.
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After an election season marked by conspiracy theories and false claims about voting, high-ranking election officials across the country say they are already preparing for what’s next.
They deal with ways in which they can counteract waves of misinformation in connection with voting procedures and the accuracy of the election results in the medium term and beyond.
A key topic in virtual gatherings of the National Association of State Secretaries and National Association of State Election Directors this week is how to deal with voters who have lost confidence in elections due to the misinformation related to the 2020 presidential election.
“There are some people who will never believe anything I say and I am not trying to convince these people otherwise,” said Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. “It is unfortunate that this is the case now.”
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