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Fri Mar 16, 2018, 02:07 PM

False stories crop up on voter fraud after Lamb-Saccone race

False stories crop up on voter fraud after Lamb-Saccone race

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MAR 16, 2018 1:34 PM

HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania official said no “legitimate claims or complaints” of voter fraud have come up since Tuesday’s closely contested U.S. House race in the state, countering several false stories that cited invalid votes and a court decision throwing the election results out.

The website Daily World Update said in a story circulating on social media that a judge identified as Marshawn Little of the 45th Federal Appeals Court of Westmoreland County cancelled the results because they were “tainted beyond reproach.” ... But there is no such judge in Pennsylvania and no such court exists. ... Another story on the same website, which identifies itself as a satire site to users who click the “About” section, claims “trucks full of illegals” cast votes in the election.

“There are no legitimate claims or complaints or evidence that any such events occurred. These claims should not be taken seriously,” said Wanda Murren, communications director for Pennsylvania’s Department of State. ... No county elections office in the district has received any such reports, either.
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The Associated Press has not called the race. ... The GOP is watching the final vote counting before deciding whether to seek a recount or sue over perceived election irregularities.

This is part of The Associated Press’ ongoing effort to fact-check misinformation that is shared widely online, including work with Facebook to identify and reduce the circulation of false stories on the platform.

First Published March 16, 2018, 1:33pm

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2018, 02:18 PM

1. Daily World Update openly advertises itself as fake news...but conservatives opening spread the fake

news from that site when it suits their conspiracy theories.

At the same time applauding Shitler for condemning fake news....they really are deplorable.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2018, 05:11 PM

2. Give it up, it's over Trumpies!



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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 05:53 PM

3. I love that sign!

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