US attorney general’s false ballot fraud claim spreads online

Updated on 24/09/2020 at 17:27

US Attorney General Bill Barr said a Texas man committed voter fraud with 1,700 mail-in ballots, a claim repeated more than 30,000 times on Facebook. This is false; Barr’s office said the nation’s top law enforcement officer was inaccurately briefed about the case, and a Dallas investigator said 700 ballots were tied to a failed scheme to try and sell votes to city council candidates.