Alleged voter fraud video from Pennsylvania debunked

Alleged voter fraud video from Pennsylvania debunked
Posted at 3:33 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 17:33:22-05

A viral video purporting to show a poll worker in Delaware County, Pennsylvania filling out multiple ballots in what is alleged to be voter fraud, is actually a perfectly common, acceptable practice in elections, according to Politifact.

The video shows two poll workers sitting across from each other at a table. One of the workers is holding a ballot and the other is filling out a ballot with a pen.

"This lady is marking the ballots," says a man narrating the viral video. "I filmed her a half hour ago doing six, and she’s still working at it.”

The video also shows a security guard walk past the table.

“The cops are in on it!” the man says.

The video was taken from a live stream of an actual polling location, but it is cropped to omit the bipartisan poll watchers who were within six feet of the table, said Adrienne Marofsky, a spokesperson for Delaware County.

The poll worker in the video is copying information from a damaged ballot onto a blank ballot so that the votes could be counted.

"As ballots were being transcribed, the original damaged ballots were directly beside the new ballots, and bipartisan observers witnessed the process at close range," Marofsky said. "Damaged ballots have been preserved."

"Unfortunately," Marofsky told Politifact, "some residents … are making false accusations, which baselessly and wrongly attack the integrity of the election staff."