Eric Trump blasted for sharing misleading video in effort to undermine election


Donald Trump’s son Eric has been criticised for sharing a misleading video claiming votes were being burned.

Desperate to find something to complain about as his dad’s hold on the Presidency weakens, Eric shared a video he claimed showed a man torching 80 Trump votes in Virginia.

Of course, as with all the Trump campaign’s efforts to discredit the election process, it had no basis in reality.

The City of Virginia Beach responded to the President’s son’s post saying: “Those were sample ballots.”

In a statement the city said: “A concerned citizen shared a video with us that ostensibly shows someone burning ballots. They are NOT official ballots, they are sample ballots.”

Officials pointed out there were no bar code markings, which are on all official ballots, saying: “The ballots in the video were sample ballots.



The President’s son shared the allegation on Twitter – but was quickly put right

Officials pointed out there were no bar code markings, which are on all official ballots, saying: “The ballots in the video were sample ballots.

“Fire investigators are looking into the illegal burning.”

The post has not yet been removed by Eric, Trump’s second son.

It comes as an international watchdog said the US election process has been “tarnished by legal uncertainty and unprecedented attempts to undermine public trust”.



Donald Trump has claimed there was ‘massive fraud’ which robbed him of an election win

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) branded the vote “competitive and well managed” – but said: “At the same time, the campaign was characterised by deeply entrenched political polarisation that often obscured the broader policy debate and included baseless allegations of systematic fraud”.

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In a statement  the OSCE mission said “baseless allegations of systematic deficiencies, notably by the incumbent president, including on election night, harm public trust in democratic institutions”.

Donald Trump branded the count a “massive fraud” and threatened to go to the Supreme Court. He has also launched lawsuits in states he is worried of losing.

His campaign is trying to stop counting in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Georgia and Michigan.

Bookies now have Biden – who last night called for unity and said he was confident of winning – with an 86% chance of taking over the White House.





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