Last week, the Trump campaign published several posts on Facebook and Twitter, identifying the names of the dead Americans whose name the campaign was used to cast votes in this month’s election. Seven were from Georgia and Pennsylvania, two battlegrounds that Joseph R. Biden was instrumental to Junior’s victory.
However, at least three of them, either did not actually vote in elections or, according to state and county government officials, lived and cast well and legal votes.
According to CrowdTangle, there were 166 names on Facebook with Deborah Jean Christosen, Rosewell’s Deborah Jean Christian, referring to her name as evidence of voter fraud with more than 280,000 likes, shares and comments since last Wednesday through Facebook. Proprietary social media analytics tool. Much of that activity came from a video post from the Fox News show “Tucker Carlson Tonight”. The post, “Yes, Dead People Did the Vote in the Election”, received 2.5 million views on Facebook.
But Ms. Christian did not vote, according to election officials.
“We don’t have a record of voter registration, and we don’t have a record of the ballot being sent to this person,” Jessica Corbitt, a spokeswoman for Fulton County, Georgia, said in an interview. “We have his system as the deceased.”
Some news outlets, such as Cnn And Agence France-PresseReported that there was no fraud in Ms. Christian’s case. According to CrowdTangle data, each post generated far fewer shares and interactions than posts with misinformation.
The Trump campaign also argued that James E. of Covington Blockock Jr., Ga. And Linda Kessler of Nicholson’s Ga was voted fraudulently. But county election officials told The New York Times that two people were correctly marked as deceased and did not vote. Officials said that Mrs. E. Blalc Jr., Mr. Blalc’s widow and Linda Kessler with a separate address, birthday and social security number, voted legally.
According to CrowdTangle data, the original post of the Trump campaign collected 26,600 likes and shares on Mr. Blalock and Mrs. Kessler’s Facebook, while Report from a local news outlet that claims the claim Collected just 10,100.
The post about Mr. Blalk was eventually removed on Twitter but remains on Facebook. On Friday, Mr. Carlson Apologized On Air for his misreporting in Mr. Blalock’s case.
“On Friday, we started learning some specific dead voters, because the dead are actually alive,” Mr. Carlson said in a statement Tuesday evening. “We corrected it early on Friday. We regret not catching it earlier. But the truth is: Dead people voted in the election. “
The other four people from the Trump campaign, local election officials from Trenton, Gao and Drexel Hill, South Park and Allentown, Pa., Said they were still investigating those allegations.
The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.