Did Hillary Clinton attempt election fraud in a bid to secure the presidency? An article has claimed that thousands of ballots were found in a warehouse all pre-marked for the nominee and other Democratic candidates.
The alleged fraudulent ballots were found in a Franklin, Ohio all in sealed ballot boxes. But is there really truth behind this serious voter fraud allegation?
According to Snopes, the story began with an article published in the website Christian Times Newspaper. It claimed that a maintenance worker discovered a dozen black ballot boxes containing pre-marked ballots.
Franklin county election officials were reportedly stumped over the discovery. The boxes were filled with thousands of votes for Hillary Clinton and Democrats, all from the county.
Did Hillary Clinton Commit Election Fraud?
The article also suggested that Clinton’s plan was to ship out the boxes on November 8th. They will be shipped along with the real ballot boxes when they went to official election judges.
However this story of election fraud proved to be false and that the website has no connections with Christian Times. As it turns out, the website has also published hoaxes and fake articles sometime in the past.
Among the false stories it published included Donald Trump being removed from primary ballots. Other articles claimed that Clinton said that Harambe was a victim of racism and that that an African-American Trump supporter was killed in Chicago.
As for the images used in the article depicting people transporting the alleged ballot boxes, it turns out they were fake too. The images were actually taken from Birmingham, England back in 2015.
The website does not explicitly label their news stories as conspiracy theories or satire. They do however carry a disclaimer that they are not responsible for the actions of their reader from reading their articles.
While election fraud has been a hot button issue in past elections, neither camp has yet to accuse the other of committing it. It seems that both are confident that their platforms alone will be enough to win the presidency. As well as confident enough not use such methods.