Quantcast

Diego Maradona dead: Front pages from around the world pay tribute

'God is dead': Front pages from around the globe pay moving tributes to Diego Maradona as the world mourns a footballing icon By Jack Bezants...
More

    Mystery as MasterChef: The Professionals edits out one of its four contestants

    Mystery as MasterChef: The Professionals edits out one of its four contestants and leaves curious viewers scratching their heads as to what happened MasterChef viewers...

    Carl Lentz is pictured throwing out the trash at his new $16k-a-month Manhattan Beach home

    EXCLUSIVE Taking out the trash: Disgraced Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz is pictured throwing out boxes for a 65″ telly and a washing machine as...

    Horror crash between truck and bus in Brazil leaves more than 40 people dead 

    Horror crash between truck and bus carrying 51 employees from textile company in Brazil leaves more than 40 people dead A bus transporting 51 people...

    Donald Trump tweets conspiracy theory claiming that software ‘switched’ votes from him to Joe Biden

    Donald Trump tweets new conspiracy theory claiming that software ‘switched’ votes from him to Joe Biden – despite it already being debunked

    • The president made the claim of election fraud in yet another Tweet that Twitter called ‘disputed’
    • He cited a report on conservative network OANN about Dominion Voting Systems
    • It claimed 2.7 million votes were deleted nationwide, with 941,000 Trump votes
    •  ‘deleted’ in Pennsylvania 
    • The claim has already been debunked 
    • Comes after Trump tweeted about overturning results in Georgia, Michigan, and Pennsylvania 

    President Donald Trump put forward a new conspiracy in his effort to try to pry away states called for President-elect Joe Biden, this time forwarding a debunked claims that a software firm ‘deleted’ nearly 3 million Trump votes across the country.

    Trump, who earlier tweeted about a legal effort to try to prevent states that went for certifying Biden from certifying their results, tagged conservative pro-Trump network OANN and its Washington correspondent, Chanel Rion.

    ‘REPORT: DOMINION DELETED 2.7 MILLION TRUMP VOTES NATIONWIDE. DATA ANALYSIS FINDS 221,000 PENNSYLVANIA VOTES SWITCHED FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP TO BIDEN. 941,000 TRUMP VOTES DELETED. STATES USING DOMINION VOTING SYSTEMS SWITCHED 435,000 VOTES FROM TRUMP TO BIDEN,’ read the all-caps missive.

    President Trump made the claim of election fraud that Twitter called ‘disputed,’ after he said election software ‘deleted’ millions of Trump ballots and caused thousands to be ‘switched’ from Trump to President-elect Joe Biden

    Trump appeared to reference a report on the network that ‘election systems across the country are found to have millions of votes cast for President Trump.’

    The report focused on unverified claims that Dominion Voting Systems machines had been responsible for glitches that swung the election to Biden in Michigan and Georgia.

    Biden amassed a substantial lead in Michigan and in Georgia leads by 14,000 votes. The state is conducting a hand recount of ballots.

    The report Trump quoted also claimed 221,000 votes ‘switched’ from Trump to Biden in Pennsylvania.  

    According to a New York Times dive into the charges, ‘The Dominion software was used in only two of the five counties that had problems in Michigan and Georgia, and in every instance there was a detailed explanation for what had happened. In all of the cases, software did not affect the vote counts.’

    President Trump forwarded a 'disputed' claim about election fraud by retweeting a conspiracy theory about voting machines deleting 2.7 million Trump votes

    President Trump forwarded a ‘disputed’ claim about election fraud by retweeting a conspiracy theory about voting machines deleting 2.7 million Trump votes

    Trump cited a report from the conservative Trump-loyalist OAN network

    Trump cited a report from the conservative Trump-loyalist OAN network

    A Michigan Republican secretary of state pushed back on Internet conspiracy theories

    A Michigan Republican secretary of state pushed back on Internet conspiracy theories

    Officials work on ballots at the Gwinnett County Voter Registration and Elections Headquarters, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Lawrenceville, near Atlanta. Biden leads in Georgia by 14,000 votes

    Officials work on ballots at the Gwinnett County Voter Registration and Elections Headquarters, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Lawrenceville, near Atlanta. Biden leads in Georgia by 14,000 votes

    In Michigan, Tina Barton, the Republican clerk in Rochester Hills, pushed back against Internet conspiracy theories after machines accidentally double-counted votes, harming Republicans in a result that was then corrected.

    ‘As a Republican, I am disturbed that this is intentionally being mischaracterized to undermine the election process,’ she said, issuing a statement both in written form and by video. ‘This was an isolated mistake that was quickly rectified.’

    The secretary of state in Antrim County, Michigan called it user error that was quickly identified and rectified. 

    Gwinnett County, Georgia, officials put out a lengthy statement about ‘batches of absentee by mail ballots that were added to the Election Night totals without being fully adjudicated.’

    The problem with the machines turned up when staff ‘discovered earlier in the day that 3,200 batches would not push through because the software showed the adjudication still in progress even though it was completed. Ballots are scanned in batches and must remain together even if only one needs to be reviewed.’

    The adjudication process kicks in when a ballot can’t get scanned by a machine. A panel consisting of election staff and representatives from both parties then decide on the ballot.

    The background for Trump’s latest claim that millions of votes have been lost comes after a legal strategy that has already hit multiple stumbles, with Biden already amassing enough Electoral College votes while also leading in Arizona and Georgia. 

    One early witness claiming fraud was revealed to be a convicted child sex offender. A mailman in Michigan who said he overheard a conversation about back-dating ballots later admitted in an interview with the IG’s office that ‘I didn’t hear the whole story – my mind probably added the rest.’

    Trump has found backing among Senate Republicans, although two senior Republicans have now said President-elect Joe Biden should start getting top security briefings. 

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Latest Posts

    NSW Commuters to expect massive Sydney Train delays on Friday as services are cancelled

    Black Friday commuter chaos in Sydney as cancelled trains cause massive delays after drivers walked off the job overnight By Lauren Ferri For Daily Mail...

    Braga 3-3 Leicester: Jamie Vardy scores last-minute equaliser as Foxes progress to the last 16

    Braga 3-3 Leicester: Jamie Vardy scores last-minute equaliser as Foxes come from behind three times to book their place in the last 16 of...

    Coronavrius lockdown England: Fury in rural Kent as county in Tier 3

    Why has ALL of Kent been put in Tier 3? Plight sums up fury of rural areas who say they've been unfairly locked down...