A fake site made up to look like The Huffington Post created a story saying that there were reports in New York of electronic voting machines changing people’s votes from Bernie Sanders to Hillary Clinton. According to the fact-checking site Snops, that claim is false.
The fake site reports that calls began flooding in early in the morning to NYC’s ABC affiliate — falsely identified as WRGZ — “with reports of voting machines across the state switching votes entered for Democrat Bernie Sanders to his establishment counterpart Hillary Clinton.” It continues that the station spoke to multiple witnesses to verify the statements “from voters Upstate (districts 20, 21, 22 and 24) as well as two of the five boroughs (Bronx and Manhattan).”
The truth is, however, that it never happened. The address for the website isn’t even the real HuffPo website.
The site also has this disclaimer at the bottom:
This site is in no way affiliated with The Huffington Post. This is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within this site are fiction, and presumably fake news. Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental. Advice given is NOT to be construed as professional. If you are in need of professional help, please consult a professional.
**Today’s question…can liberals be trolled as easily as Republicans? We shall see.