Claims of dead voters in Georgia promoted by Trump campaign, Fox News, debunked by local media

Claims of dead voters in Georgia promoted by Trump campaign, Fox News, debunked by local media


Bogus claims pushed by President Trump’s reelection campaign about dead voters purportedly casting ballots in the recent White House race were debunked Friday by local media in Atlanta, Georgia.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson subsequently apologized on-air later that night for having promoted one of the fake claims, while the Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Mr. Trump and his campaign have been touting unfounded claims of fraud since multiple news outlets projected he lost the White House race to Democratic rival Joseph R. Biden as polls had predicted.

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Among those claims are that several voters registered in the state of Georgia participated in the presidential election despite being dead. Atlanta’s 11Alive has since confirmed that’s not the case.

In one instance, for example, Mr. Trump’s campaign posted Wednesday on Twitter that a deceased World War II veteran, “Mr. James Blalock of Covington, Georgia,” had voted in the recent election.

Agnes Blalock told 11Alive

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