Eric Trump has split a viral video that allegedly shows a vote counter crumpling a ballot. The clip, a recording of an apparent live broadcast of people counting ballots, was tweeted early Thursday.
It was not immediately clear which polling center the video showed, but the report that was tweeted said it was in Atlanta, Georgia. A spokesman for the Georgia Secretary of State was contacted for comment.
“I wonder what’s going on here,” is the voice of a person in the video who adds that a man in a voting center “is having a fit about something.
There is nothing to see here https://t.co/TsFnZBbHxu
– Eric Trump (@EricTrump) November 5, 2020
The man “flips out a ballot and then crumples it up,” the voice continues. “This is not election fraud, I don’t know what it is,” he added.
Although you see the man seemingly crumpling up a piece of paper, you do not know if it was a ballot paper. Some Twitter users noticed that the piece of paper seems to have been too small for a ballot paper and it might have been an envelope.
The video has been viewed more than two million times since its release and has been shared more than 300,000 times, including by the son of President Donald Trump.
“There’s nothing to see here,” Eric Trump wrote next to the clip on Twitter. Washington Newsday has asked the Trump campaign for a comment.
This came after he had previously shown a video that allegedly showed dozens of ballots allegedly cast for the president’s cremation.
These were sample ballots. Yesterday he addressed this. https://t.co/yprxQ7Icqn.
– Virginia Beach (@CityofVaBeach) November 4, 2020
However, this video was exposed by Virginia officials who said the video in question showed sample ballots.
“A concerned citizen showed us a video that allegedly shows someone burning ballots. These are NOT official ballots, but sample ballots,” the City of Virginia Beach said in a statement.
President Trump and his allies have attacked the integrity of the Democratic process for no reason, while Joe Biden is approaching the 270 votes of the electoral college needed to win the presidency.
The President resumed his calls to stop the vote count on Thursday morning and wrote “STOP THE COUNT!” in his first tweet of the day.
In another tweet of the day, he wrote, “ANY VOICE THAT COMES AFTER Election Day WILL NOT COUNT! Twitter promptly labeled this tweet as controversial or misleading, which the platform has done for a number of tweets posted by Trump and his allies in recent days.
The Trump campaign on Wednesday filed lawsuits in several states to stop the counting of ballots, including Pennsylvania, which Trump must take with him to have a chance at reelection. The President’s team also plans to intervene in an existing case before the Supreme Court to decide whether postal ballots received up to three days after the election can be counted in Pennsylvania.
This happened after the president declared victory early and said he would take the case to the US Supreme Court.