Social Posts Blame Election Results on Unsubstantiated Fraud

Online responses to 2019 elections provide a glimpse into the type of misinformation that could cloud next year’s presidential race and might intensify if the election is close.

  • Published 12 November 2019

As Kentucky’s Republican governor trailed by thousands of votes in his re-election bid and Democrats took the reins of the Virginia Statehouse, social media posts offered an unsubstantiated explanation for the Election Day results: voter fraud. The messages seized on small-scale voting issues or pushed inaccurate reports to call into question all the election results. Thousands of dead people voted, some claimed. So many Virginia voters were turned away or given misprinted ballots that the… Read at AP News