By Shawn Rice
Alabama election officials finding 5,329 more dead folks who voted for Democrat Doug Jones is fake news. There is no truth to a report that dead people were found to have been used in votes in the recent special election for the Alabama Senate seat.
During a special election, Jones beat Republican Roy Moore in a tight race for the Senate seat left vacant by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Where did this fake news originate about the dead voters? Reagan Was Right published the fake news article (archived here) reporting that Alabama election officials had discovered 5,329 more dead people who voted for Jones. You can read the fake news below.
Election fraud was the defining factor surrounding Democrat Doug Jones’ surprise upset over conservative Roy Moore in the special election.
Ladies of Liberty reports that the small town of Bordalama, Alabama was beset by fraudsters who apparently posed as dead people, bringing the vote totals to 953 for Roy Moore and 5,327 for Democrat Jones. There are only 1,867 registered voters in Bordalama. In addition, Jones was caught red-handed campaigning at a polling location and authorities apprehended a “van full of illegals” that was traveling from polling place to polling place voting for Jones. Now more dead folks have been found voting for Jones, this time in Birmingham.
However, there is no truth to the above story, according to Hoax Alert. All of the links in the above fake news go to other fake news stories. Additionally, “Bordalama” is not a real town in Alabama but rather is a shop in Spain selling work clothes. Currently, Moore has refused to concede in a video message noting military votes need to be counted.
“We have not received the final count.”
Roy Moore refuses to concede in a campaign statement on Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/19k63pGG23
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 14, 2017
With regards to the fake news about the dead voters, most importantly, it should be noted that Reagan Was Right carries a clear satire disclaimer at the bottom of the original article:
the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, OR ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
If you disagree with the definition of satire or have decided it is synonymous with “comedy,” you should really just move along.
Oh you mean the election that Roy Moore lost because dead Democrats showed up to vote again? https://t.co/k3bisAlwVx
— WeAreCovfefe (@ToberTheLins) December 14, 2017
dead people voting in Alabama?https://t.co/jsIcu9Lcpi
— Trump Strong (@NewChipMurrah) December 14, 2017
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