False Claims of Voting Fraud, Pushed by Trump, Thrive Online

Trump and his supporters are pointing to debunked claims on social media as reason to not accept that Democrat Joe Biden won the election.

  • Published 10 November 2020
A man makes signs as a handful of supporters of President Donald Trump continue to protest outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.

It started months before Election Day with false claims on Facebook and Twitter that mail-in ballots cast for President Donald Trump had been chucked in dumpsters or rivers. Now, a week after the final polls closed, falsehoods about dead people voting and ballots being thrown out by poll workers are still thriving on social media, reaching an audience of millions. Trump and his supporters are pointing to those debunked claims on social media as reason…

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