Jimmy Kimmel, Bette Midler, John Barrowman, and several other celebrities were left red-faced Saturday night after sharing a viral video purporting to show absentee ballot voter fraud, committed by supporters of President Donald Trump — the only problem, of course, was that the video did not show any voter fraud.
Twitter account “Jaded Creative” tweeted a now-deleted video of herself opening an absentee ballot request form. The form, clearly sent by a Republican organization, had the absentee ballot request inside but pasted below a huge paper photo of the president. Jaded Creative apparently believed the absentee ballot request to be a form of “voter suppression,” because it included information supporting Trump’s re-election campaign.
Kimmel, outraged that an “official” absentee ballot request would come with such biased accountrement, tweeted out the video with a breathless, “How is this acceptable to ANYONE?”
Bette Midler and others followed suit, excoriating an unnamed government entity for actively suppressing the votes of those