Videos showing workers picking up mail-in ballots from ballot drop boxes in Los Angeles “after Election Day” have been shared thousands of times on social media. Some users referring to the videos allege the scene is proof of “election fraud”.
This is false. L.A. County officials told Reuters that these ballots were collected on Nov. 4 but were deposited by voters on or before Nov. 3. They are therefore valid and will be processed and counted.
“Are you guys collecting ballots? I thought they’ve collected them all,” a woman off camera says as she approaches two individuals that appear to be picking up mail-in ballots from the ballot drop box. “Wait, how come they already called the state,” the woman can be heard saying around the 0:11 minute mark.
You are looking at BALLOTS! Is this what our Country has come to? pic.twitter.com/cI2ZTItqUi
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2020
You lost, you gotta accept this fact 😂 pic.twitter.com/Ht34LjLQvV
— BuTcheR (@bu_tche) November 11, 2020
The drop box was LOCKED at 8pm on Election Day.
“L.A. County officials told Reuters that these ballots were collected on Nov. 4 but were deposited by voters on or before Nov. 3. They are therefore valid and will be processed and counted.”https://t.co/TCkEW92JNa
— MURRAY🧢🇺🇸 (@murray_nyc) November 11, 2020