There are a couple of videos getting plenty of views, found under the #voterfraud hashtag on Instagram. As seen in the below video and description, it is being alleged that the electronic voting machine wouldn’t allow a voter in Louisiana to choose “Donald J. Trump of New York and Michael R. Pence of Indiana” for their Republican Party presidential and vice presidential candidates.
That video swelled to more than 37,000 views within two hours.
It shows the voter appearing to try and choose Trump/Pence several times, with no results. When the voter presses the “Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Timothy Michael Kaine of Virginia” option for the Democratic Party, the light illuminates in green next to Hillary’s name.
Pressing the “Gary Johnson of New Mexico and Bill Weld of Massachusetts” for the Libertarian Party also results in a green light coming on next to Johnson’s name. However, the video appears to show that no matter how many times to voter presses Trump’s option, the light does not come on.
Whereas some are crying “voter fraud” — others online are saying that the users needed to press the illuminated option in order to de-select Clinton/Kaine in order to choose Trump/Pence.
A similar video can be seen above, which has swelled to more than 36,900 views — and has folks tagging @realDonaldTrump on such voter fraud allegations.
That video shows a user pressing the “Donald J. Trump President/Presidente and Michael R. Pence Vice President/Vice Presidente” option to no avail.
The Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine light is illuminated in that video.
It doesn’t appear if either user in the above so-called “voter fraud” videos tried to de-select the Clinton/Kaine option or other illuminated options prior to trying to select the Trump/Pence option.
According to the description of the video, that video supposedly shows voter fraud in Pennsylvania.
Other reports and claims of voter fraud aren’t all related to electronic voting machines.
As seen in the above photo, voter fraud claims are being alleged because of the so-called “instructional ballot” that was allegedly passed out inside of a polling station in Philadelphia.
More details about the above instances would need to be reported — such as the names of the people who actually filmed the videos and the exact polling locations — in order to verify claims of voter fraud. The below Twitter video and Project Veritas video spills more beans about the instructional ballot.
On Instagram, the hashtag #voterfraud has swelled to 8,857 posts thus far.
On Twitter, the #voterfraud hashtag is being used by people such as one seen in the video below, with Brittany Foreman alleging that she witnessed voter fraud when she saw voters being assisted whilst voting.
As seen in the below video from Project Veritas, reportedly shot on Election Day, James O’Keefe claimed his journalist witnessed voter fraud because of the voter guide he was given, as well as the advice to vote for Hillary Clinton.
“While undercover, James O’Keefe was given a Democratic voter guide in a north Philadelphia district while a PVA journalist was told by an election worker to vote for Hillary Clinton. Both acts are illegal under Pennsylvania law.”
That video has grown to nearly 6,000 views.
Other photos and videos appearing under the voter fraud hashtag on social media are photos like the one below, reportedly of an ICE agent arresting a man who attempted to vote in Dade County as an illegal alien.
However, it is a hoax image — since the photo wasn’t even from Election Day on November 8. It could be found via a 2015 article from Front Page Magazine.
Therefore, plenty of hype and fear about voter fraud is likely being mixed in with real stories of voter fraud — which might not be as massive as some folks would like others to believe.
Some of the reactions to the two videos alleging voter fraud above, which are the main two being reposted on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, can be read below.
“I gave up after 2 machines and 20 minutes.”
“Hope he figured it out. You have to hit the selected name again to un-select. Then cast your vote.”
Therefore, due to that last quote, it isn’t really known if it was voter fraud — or user error, with the voters not actually knowing how to use the electronic machines.
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