This is how the Trump campaign’s voter fraud hotline ends: not with a bang, but with harrowing reports of the Hamburglar terrorizing American patriots at the poll sites.
Sadly, the campaign’s fearsome weapon against the nonexistent voter fraud that President Donald Trump falsely claims to have “stolen” the election has been felled by pranksters relentlessly flooding the hotline with hoax calls like these:
— James M (@realjamesmwaura) November 7, 2020
I…may just do this all night pic.twitter.com/OFtKDeMBqE
— Alex Hirsch (@_AlexHirsch) November 7, 2020
ok fine i called the trump voter hotline to save our country from antifa pic.twitter.com/s9p6decfW6
— Talia Lavin (@chick_in_kiev) November 9, 2020
Reporting some voter fraud to the Trump voter fraud hotline pic.twitter.com/RAGG80G25x
— Christopher Miller (@chrizmillr) November 9, 2020
The campaign kept having to change the hotline number, though Lara Trump, President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law, was so confident of the hotline’s success that she dared the hoaxers to keep up the shenanigans on Saturday.
“To those who have spammed our other numbers: it’s shameful that you don’t think it’s important to have integrity in our elections. It’s fundamental to our republic,” she tweeted. “Keep spamming. We will keep changing the number.”
Well Lara, people did exactly that, and the campaign had to pull the plug on the hotline as a result on Friday.
Defenders of election integrity need not fear, however! The campaign’s “Voter Fraud Issue Report Form” is still up, though that might not be extremely prank-proof either:
Just because you can fit the entire Bee Movie script into Rudy’s fraud form doesn’t mean you should paste the entire Bee Movie script into Rudy’s fraud form. But it IS possible, just so you know. pic.twitter.com/M8ivqONxWw
— Chris Evans’ Beard, not the Four Seasons Hotel (@EvansBeard) November 7, 2020
The saga illustrates the comically inept means through which Trump and his allies have been attempting to muddy the waters with false allegations of “illegal” votes as the President refuses to recognize his decisive electoral loss. Trump’s lawsuits crying voter fraud have also been going up in smoke.