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Trump campaign’s ‘voter fraud hotline’ backfires

Trump's denial has led him and his staffers to develop a voter fraud hotline to find substantial evidence for a voter fraud during the election. However, the plan quickly backfired and was into a laughingstock

Joe Biden has won the elections by a substantial margin but, it seems Donald Trump is still struggling to accept his defeat. Even as the votes were being counted, Trump along with his supports kept chanting “STOP THE COUNT”, on Twitter. Trump had a meltdown in a series of tweets either claiming he has won the election “BY A LOT!!” or questioning the legitimacy of the electoral process by accusing the Democrats of stealing the elections and voter fraud. All of his claims are baseless and unsubstantiated.

ABC news reports that since election day, Trump’s denial has led him and his staffers to develop a voter fraud hotline to find substantial evidence for a voter fraud during the election. However, the plan quickly backfired and was into a laughingstock. If this was not embarrassment enough, Trump’s campaign hotline had started receiving hundreds of prank calls soon after. The prank callers kept mocking them over Biden’s win, reported ABC news.

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The prank calls quickly became a trend on the social media network TikTok. This is the second time TikTok users are trolling Trump. First was when Trump held his public rally in Tulsa in June of this year, TikTok users registered thousands of tickets as a prank and did not show up on the actual rally day.

Taking his denial a step further, there are reports that Trump is planning to hold ‘campaign like rallies’ across states. Axios reports, Trump will claim that the ballots were cast in deceased voters’ names by displaying their obituaries. They will be regarded as “specific pieces of evidence”, added Axios.

Donald Trump’s re-election teams will hold “regular press briefings, releases on legal action and obviously things like talking points and booking people strategically on television” Trump’s campaign adviser told Axios.

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“We all have the same goal in mind, which is using the legal process over the next many days and weeks ahead to make sure that the president is re-elected,” one adviser said.

The news outlet also said the campaign would continue seeking fundraising for the president’s legal battles against the electoral process. In fact, the campaign has already sent a slew of emails to supporters urging them to help pay for the court challenges in states like Arizona, Pennsylvania and Georgia.

Trump’s attempt to stop the votes from being counted in Pennsylvania and Georgia were not given any importance by the judiciary. His efforts to stir controversy and misinformation about the election and voter fraud in his tweets were also labelled by Twitter as ‘disputed’.

In the coming days, Trump plans to announce recount teams in key states, along with fighting his legal battles. To help fight legal battles against the electoral process in Georgia, Arizona and Pennsylvania, Trump’s campaign has already started emailing his supporters seeking funds.

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