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.
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.
Agnes Blalock told 11Alive that her deceased husband did not vote in the election, but that she had voted using her married name, “Mrs. James E. Blalock, Jr.,” likely causing the confusion.
The Newton County Board of Election confirmed the voter’s full married name is on file and that she signed it as such when she voted in the general election this month, the NBC affiliate reported.
“Linda Kesler of Nicholson was marked deceased in 2003 and did not vote,” the Jackson County Board of Elections told 11Alive. A woman with the same name but different address and age did, however.
“So apologies for that, and of course we’re always going to correct when we’re wrong. And we were,” Mr. Carlson said on the show Friday.
Each of the Trump campaign’s erroneous Twitter posts remained available on the social media service without a disclaimer Saturday.
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