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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:24 PM

Bots Spread False Claims of Voter Fraud in Kentucky

Bots Spread False Claims of Voter Fraud in Kentucky

November 11, 2019 at 12:11 pm EST By Taegan Goddard112 Comments

https://politicalwire.com/2019/11/11/bots-spread-false-claims-of-voter-fraud-in-kentucky/

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“A few hours after polls closed in Kentucky last Tuesday, a Twitter user writing under the handle @Overlordkraken1 posted a message to his 19 followers saying he had ‘just shredded a box of Republican mail-in ballots,'” the New York Times reports.

“For those eager to cry fraud as a reliably red state leaned blue, the fact that @Overlordkraken1 did not appear to be in Kentucky — Louisville was misspelled in the location tag on his tweet, for one thing — was not going to get in the way of a useful narrative. Nor was Twitter’s decision to suspend his account.”

“Within hours of @Overlordkraken1’s tweet, as it became apparent that Mr. Bevin was trailing in the vote tally, hyperpartisan conservatives and trolls were pushing out a screenshot of the message, boosted by what appeared to be a network of bots, and providing early grist for allegations of electoral theft in Kentucky. High-profile right-wing figures were soon tweeting out their own conspiracy theories about the election being stolen — messages that were in turn pushed by even more trolls and bots — and the Bevin campaign began talking about ‘irregularities’ in the vote without offering any specifics or evidence.”

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:27 PM

1. Democratic leaders need to

stand up and expose this fraud. If they do not, there will be a price to pay. imo

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:30 PM

2. Twitter will always be an untrustworthy cesspool

Until they verify that people are who they say they are. It’s not that hard to do. Yet...

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:37 PM

3. Trump Supporters are Truly Stupid to Believe a Hoax Like This

How dumb would Democrats be to commit election fraud to steal the Bevin race but allow all other GOP candidates running state wide to win. How TF do you even pull that off?

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