A “voter fraud” hotline set up by Donald Trump’s campaign team has been the target of a series of prank calls after being targeted by TikTok and Twitter users.
Citing anonymous sources, the ABC reports that the hotline, which is run by campaign staff at the Virginia re-election campaign headquarters, has turned into a “nightmare,” with employees responding to “calls from” pranks of people laughing or mocking about Biden’s victory before hanging up ”.
Some have also received “disturbing unsolicited adult images” and calls from “leftist teenagers,” according to Axios reporter Jonathan Swan.
Trump’s campaign aides who run the “Election Fraud Hotline” primarily describe prank calls from left-wing teenagers and dealing with disturbing unsolicited adult images.
– Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) November 9, 2020
Eric Trump, one of the president’s sons, claimed on Twitter that the Democratic Party was to blame for the pranks.
Some early callers seemed motivated to keep the lines busy so those who wanted to help the Trump campaign could not pass.
In one, a caller reports that “there’s an obese turtle that’s rolled over on its back and flutters under the scorching sun,” a reference to CNN host Anderson Cooper’s description of Trump. last week.
Comedian Alex Hirsch joined us on Sunday evening.
“So I saw a man, he walked into this building,” he said, on a recording of his call to the hotline. “And he was wearing a – he had a black hat, a black mask, a striped shirt, and a red tie. And I think there were burgers in her bag? And he said, “Steal, steal,” as he came out of the building, like a burglar. You know, I think he’s probably Antifa. Can I speak to Rudy Giuliani? The person on the other end of the line then hung up.
Comedian Nick Lutsko also phoned to report that he had discovered an envelope that read “INSIDE: 100,000 Trump ballots in Pennsylvania.” Very important, do NOT lose !!! “:
A spokesperson for Trump told The Hill that the hotline had been “very effective”.
Trump refused to concede defeat in the election, insisting he would continue with legal action from Monday. There is no evidence of widespread electoral irregularities.