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Report Saying Trump Supporters in Wisconsin See Votes Switched to Cruz Is A Hoax!

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Tue, 05 Apr 2016 23:05:16 Z)

A website infamous for false reporting targeted at people who welcome conspiracy stories is falsely reporting that voters in several Wisconsin counties are complaining about their votes for Donald Trump being switch to Ted Cruz. T his is a hoax story, although it has already been repeated as true by other websites and is trending on Facebook.

The false report referenced alleged reporting by Madison, Wisconsin TV station WKOW. But the ABC affiliate is not reporting anything about voter complaints.

"Calls began flooding in early this morning to Madison-based ABC affiliate WKOW with reports of voting machines across the state switching votes entered for GOP frontrunner Donald Trump to his establishment counterpart Ted Cruz. The station has spoken with multiple witnesses and is in the process of verifying statements from Burnett, Clark, Dane, Polk and Portage counties.

According to one witness identified as Jeremy Rogers from Burnett county, "It was the strangest thing. The machine literally would not allow me to vote Trump. I have been a Trump supporter since he launched his campaign and have absolutely no reason to vote for Cruz. I have heard the same from several others coming out of the voting booth. Seems like the establishment will stop at nothing to keep this out of the hands of Trump."

When you see you "Facebook friends" post the link in outrage over their candidate being cheated out of votes, feel free to share this Lead Stories' report.

About the author:

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after a 26-year career with CNN. He mainly covers entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosts a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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