Claim: Tens of thousands of fraudulent pre-filled ballot papers for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton were found in a warehouse in Ohio.
Dates active: Sept 2016, Oct 2016
Originated from: ChristianTimesNewspaper.com
Claims that thousands of ballot papers that had already been filled out in favour of democratic candidate Hillary Clinton were found in a warehouse in Ohio are spreading on social media. The claims link back to an article published on ChristianTimesNewspaper.com that asserts the find could be evidence of a secretive operation to deliver the Ohio state to Clinton in the presidential election. The article from ChristianTimesNewspaper reads in part –
Election officials in Franklin County, Ohio are reportedly stumped over what one maintenance worker found in a dilapidated downtown Columbus warehouse earlier this week.
According to sources, Randall Prince, a Columbus-area electrical worker, was doing a routine check of his companies wiring and electrical systems when he stumbled across approximately one dozen black, sealed ballot boxes filled with thousands of Franklin County votes for Hillary Clinton and other Democrat candidates.
“No one really goes in this building. It’s mainly used for short-term storage by a commercial plumber,” Prince said.
The claims are false. The source that originally published the article – ChristianTimesNewspaper – is known to publish various right-wing themed nonsense, including the false claim that Trump had been removed from the GOP primary ballot in 5 US states.
The site has nothing to do with the Christian Times (at ChristianTimes.com) website.
To confirm the story is false, the image the site uses to illustrate the story – which allegedly shows the man who made the discovery behind the boxes of ballot papers – has actually been swiped from another website and photoshopped – the words Ballot Boxes had been digitally removed from several of the boxes and the image horizontally flipped – it actually shows an image take in the UK during the 2015 UK general election.
ChristianTimesNewspaper does not label their content has fake, but they do make sure they’re not liable for any consequences of their nonsense articles, via their disclaimer –
Christian Times Newspaper does not take responsibility for any of our readers’ actions that may result from reading our stories. We do our best to provide accurate, updated news and information
However, their “best” doesn’t appear to be very good at all, considering the number of nonsense articles churned out by the site each week.
The story is false and we do not recommend circulating.