Donald Trump speaking with supporters at an event hosted by Students for Trump and Turning Point Action at Dream City Church in Phoenix, Arizona in 2020. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)
President Donald Trump suggested that tens of thousands of votes were cast by dead people, and he was relentlessly fact-checked.
The president cited the right-wing One America News outlet to baselessly claim Joe Biden's vote totals were fraudulently inflated by deceased persons casting ballots.
“Evidence of voter fraud continues to grow, including 20,000 dead people on the Pennsylvania voters roll and many thousands all over the Country," the president tweeted, quoting OAN. "Now, there has been an artificial number of votes in favor of Joe Biden.”
“Evidence of voter fraud continues to grow, including 20,000 dead people on the Pennsylvania voters roll and many t… https://t.co/gArHYUQl6Y— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1605802937.0
Twitter quickly slapped a disclaimer on the tweet, and the president was fact-checked across the social media platform.
This is insane and false. OANN does propaganda, not journalism. Regardless, Biden beat Trump in Pennsylvania by 82,… https://t.co/w7PLNG5ivf— Marshall Cohen (@Marshall Cohen) 1605803320.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN Nope. Lies. Pack your bags, you loser.— Paul S. Kemp (@Paul S. Kemp) 1605802975.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN But yet zero evidence was presented in court 🤣— Just Vent (@Just Vent) 1605803004.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN Your lawyers have specifically told the court they do not allege this. “Petitioners do not… https://t.co/QwhLrqae8f— Helen Kennedy (@Helen Kennedy) 1605803342.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN let's un-Fox this tweet: - no, dead people did not, in fact, vote in Pennsylvania - your own… https://t.co/M7qRwUlJOv— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich) 1605803211.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN Meanwhile: "Trump's election lawsuits continue to crumble." "The president’s campaign team… https://t.co/sppSAqj0Qn— Frank Amari (@Frank Amari) 1605803425.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN So, notice he's switched to OANN. Fox isn't really on the train with this, they still have s… https://t.co/XZ8oSH3rsS— Rich Swinton 🇺🇸 (@Rich Swinton 🇺🇸) 1605803407.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN “DO YOU HAVE YOUR LICENSE TO PRACTICE LAW IN PENNSYLVANIA?!!” https://t.co/QY5Mty4D3S— Justin Moore (@Justin Moore) 1605803008.0
@realDonaldTrump @OANN Cool they have the evidence for you. Strange they wouldn't put it out for all of us to see… https://t.co/oSRB8fKo68— Katie Johnson (@Katie Johnson) 1605803721.0