GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Election Day tweeted a false report of voting machine ‘problems’ throughout the country.
Trump claimed that CNN had reported that:
“Just out according to CNN: ‘Utah officials report voting machine problems across entire country.”
Just out according to @CNN: "Utah officials report voting machine problems across entire country"
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 8, 2016
CNN has denied Trump’s claim, saying that it had reported that Utah officials had reported some voting machine problems across a particular county, not country.
No. Utah officials reported machine problems across one entire COUNTY, not the entire COUNTRY. https://t.co/6jWMw7qzvQ
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 8, 2016
Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked the election system, and the system altogether as ‘being rigged.’ The tweet only feeds into this false narrative.