Social Media Rumor Wrongly Charges Voter Fraud In State

Social Media Rumor Wrongly Charges Voter Fraud In State

LANSING – An inaccurate claim, apparently started by a Chicago-area conservative author and picked up by a number of Michigan residents on social media, asserted that 60 percent of Michigan counties report more registered voters than residents, a charge easily refuted by looking at voter data and state population data.

The claim was initially made by Charlie Kirk, who heads a conservative group called The Turning Point and bills himself as a best-selling author, and who focuses in his Twitter feed on immigration and alleged voter fraud. His claim also dovetailed with the disputed election claims in Florida.

Two days after the November 6 election, Kirk said on Twitter, “Over 60 percent of Michigan counties had more registered voters than citizens.”

He makes similar claims about all the states and U.S. counties.

By |2018-11-16T10:18:36+00:00November 16th, 2018|Politics, Politics/Government|

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Founder of Michigan News Network, and serves as CEO, as well as Editor & Publisher of MITECHNEWS.COM. Brennan has worked since 1980 as a technology writer at newspapers in New York, NY, San Jose, CA., Seattle, WA., Memphis, TN., Detroit, MI., and London, England. He co-founded and served as managing editor of Pacific Rim News Service (SEATTLE), which developed a network of more than 100 freelance journalists in 17 Asia-Pacific countries.

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