Was there an issue with voting machines during the U.S. midterm elections causing party affiliation not to show up after candidate's names? No, that's not real news: it was a bit of satire mocking the current partisan election climate that was published by a Christian themed satire website. Even though it is just a joke it went massively viral after hitting a chord with readers.
U.S.--Across the nation, mass panic and confusion broke out at the polls Tuesday after thousands of voting machines malfunctioned, failing to display the candidates' party affiliations.
The glitch forced confused voters to select candidates based on knowledge of their platform positions, policies, and personal character, rather than simply looking for the little "R" or "D" next to their name.
Users on social media only saw this title, description and thumbnail so we are not entirely sure everyone got the joke:
U.S.--Across the nation, mass panic and confusion broke out at the polls Tuesday after thousands of voting machines malfunctioned, failing to display the candidates' party affiliations.The glitch forced confused voters to select candidates based on knowledge of their platform positions, policies, and personal character, rather than simply looking ...
But "The Babylon Bee" comes with following dislaimer on every page:
The Babylon Bee is Your Trusted Source For Christian News Satire.
Some of their greatest past hits include:
- Joel Osteen Sails Luxury Yacht Through Flooded Houston To Pass Out Copies Of 'Your Best Life Now'
- Steven Furtick Signs 6-Year, $110 Million Contract With Lakewood Church
- Another Actress Accuses Kirk Cameron Of Treating Her With Respect
- ISIS Lays Down Arms After Katy Perry's Impassioned Plea To 'Like, Just Co-Exist'
With a track record like that it is clear that you shouldn't take anything posted on the site seriously and you definitely shouldn't confuse it with real news.
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