NBC News reports:
A viral video claiming to show ballots for President Trump being burned is fake, Virginia Beach officials said on Tuesday.
The video shows an unidentified person putting what appear to be paper ballots in a plastic bag before dousing them with a flammable liquid and setting them on fire. While that person does not specify the location, other candidates that appear on the papers are from Virginia Beach, Virginia.
The ballots, however, are not real and are actually sample ballots, the City of Virginia Beach said, noting that the papers in the video do not have barcode markings that appear on all official ballots. Fire officials are investigating the illegal burning, city officials told NBC News affiliate WAVY.
The account Eric Trump links to in his tweet has been suspended, presumably for promoting false election claims.
Those were sample ballots. Addressed this yesterday. https://t.co/yprxQ7Icqn.
— Virginia Beach (@CityofVaBeach) November 4, 2020