A video tweeted by President Donald Trump on Wednesday, which contained a series of unsubstantiated allegations of voting fraud, featured a man who is suspected of being closely intertwined with the “QAnon” conspiracy.
In a post to his 88.9 million followers, the president pitched the clip as evidence that the November 3 election was rigged in favor of Democrat Joe Biden.
Since losing to Biden, Trump has latched onto the idea that voting machines owned by a company called Dominion may have been hacked, manipulated or tampered with to alter ballots, despite there being no evidence to suggest the claim is accurate.
The video was a news segment published on Monday by One America News Network OANN, a pro-Trump outlet. It was centered around an interview with a “cyber analyst” who suggested there were security vulnerabilities in Dominion systems.
The office of Michigan’s attorney general sent a cease and desist order threatening legal prosecution against an online news outfit for posting videos of alleged voter fraud.
The cease and desist letter, sent by the office of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel to the website Big League Politics, took issue with videos known as #DetroitLeaks, which appear to show poll workers being trained to commit voter fraud. The letter referred to the videos as “misleading and false election information,” according to Detroit Free Press.
The videos can no longer be found on theBig League Politics site but can be found on Twitter, BitChute, and other platforms.
Michigan poll watcher/@bigleaguepol reporter Shane Trejo exposes Michigan AG attempt to take down #DetroitLeaks video that “outlined how city poll workers in Detroit were going to disenfranchise poll challengers…The more you try to suppress, the more likely it is to spread.”
Since Wednesday, the day after the Nov. 3 election, the clerks have been flooded with inquiries from voters questioning why their vote isn’t immediately reflected on the website, which tracks the voting process.
In the case of Neenah City Clerk Stephanie Cheslock, the calls started coming shortly after she completed a 21-hour shift on Election Day.
“I was like, ‘Hold your horses,'” Cheslock said. “I have to manually upload all that stuff.”
The myvote.wi.gov website contains a highlighted notice that says,
“If you voted in the November 3, 2020 Election, you will see your participation and confirmation that
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — City officials with Virginia Beach released a statement Thursday explaining why residents do not see their voter credit on the Virginia Department of Elections website yet.
The city says the deadline for localities to complete their election certifications and submit the data to the state is Tuesday, Nov. 10. As a result, registered voters who voted Tuesday, Nov. 3, may not see their vote credited for the election in the database.
The statement says that the credit will show after the data is processed from the 380 plus poll books from 100 polling locations in Virginia Beach and is uploaded to the state’s database. The city says it is a manual process and will take several days to complete.
“We have seen rumors circulating online questioning why vote credits for those residents
Vote Wisconsin app and website drive nearly 30,000 voter registrations in key segments critical to the battleground state
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 28, 2020
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As we enter the final days of early voting in the crucial state of Wisconsin, the nonpartisan Vote Wisconsin app and website introduced this year have proven to be instrumental in reaching new and unregistered voters. These digital tools, developed by non-partisan organization Wisconsin Voices, secured over 26,000 new voter registrations, and is responsible for additional tens of thousands of referrals to the state online registration site. The VoteWisconsin.com website alone engaged over 160,000 new users with voter registration services and information.
With ease, Wisconsin residents were able to check voter registration status, fill out a simple form, and upload proof of residence allowing Vote Wisconsin to send their data to the appropriate clerk–bypassing the need for the
Nearly 300 pages of emails obtained by WWL-TV through a public records request seem to indicate the scheduling snafu was an honest mistake.
NEW ORLEANS — In mid-August, Louisiana elections officials delayed the scheduled maintenance of the state’s voter registration website from Sept. 8 to Sept. 22, apparently never noticing the move would shut down the site for hours on National Voter Registration Day and cause a political firestorm.
Nearly 300 pages of public Secretary of State’s Office emails obtained by WWL-TV through a public records request seem to indicate the scheduling snafu was an honest mistake by election officials who were focused on the Aug. 15 municipal elections and an especially challenging election season.
“The 2020 election cycle presented unprecedented challenges to our state, including a global pandemic and two hurricanes,” Secretary of State spokesman Tyler Brey said. “Despite a strained staff, the July and August elections were conducted
A record-setting 28 million Americans have already voted in the 2020 election. Thousands more say they’ve tried, but ran into problems and had nowhere to turn. But a newly launched website, SeeSay2020.com, hopes to change that.
People can visit the site to report allegations of election irregularity, including ballot issues, voter intimidation and poll problems.
“If your vote is interfered with, and you are motivated enough to pick up your phone and put SeeSay2020.com in it, we’re gonna post it,” campaign director Megan Matson told Inside Edition.
The reports create a national database that is displayed on the site virtually.
“It’s all right in your hand,” Matson said. “If you’ve got a phone with you, take a picture of anything relevant. It goes straight to our volunteers—they check that record for just basic credibility.”
Co-designer of the site, Andrea Miller, talked to Inside Edition about some of the real issues
Normally I’m one to give credit where credit is due. But when you’re talking about a company with Facebook’s extensivelaundrylist of screwups, a healthy dose of side-eye is in order whenever itsexecs are quick to start patting themselves on the back for integrity. It’s like, OK guys, so you’reworking on not completely undermining the democratic process this time around. Congrats on doing the bare minimum and refusing to profit (as much) off of election misinformation campaigns, I guess.
Maybe don’t break out the champagne glasses just yet, though.
A top Facebook exec saidthe company has rejected 2.2 million ads and withdrawn 120,000 posts in total across Facebook and Instagram that were trying to “obstruct voting” in the 2020 presidential election, the Guardian reported Sunday. In addition to that, it’s slapped warning labels on
Virginia’s online voter registration system went down on the worst day possible: the last day that residents are allowed to register to vote.
A federal judge in Richmond has ruled that Virginia must extend online and in-person voter registration until 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 15.
The order comes after a construction project accidentally cut a fiber internet line yesterday that took down several state websites, including the Department of Elections website on the last day of voter registration.
U.S. Judge John A. Gibney Jr. made the ruling early Wednesday morning in a lawsuit brought by several voter rights groups.
“There’s really not a lot of harm to the Commonwealth and the state registrars by extending the period of registration in this case,” Gibney Jr. said in the teleconference hearing, “but there is tremendous harm to the people who want to register to