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Husted Responds to False “Christian Times” Post Regarding Fraudulent Absentee Ballots in Ohio

COLUMBUS – In response to a hoax article from the Christian Times Newspaper posted on September 30, 2016, which claimed “tens of thousands of fraudulent Clinton votes” had been found in a warehouse in Franklin County, Ohio, Secretary of State Jon Husted has released the following statement:

“My office has learned of a post making its rounds on the internet claiming that tens of thousands of fraudulent ballots were found in a warehouse in Franklin County, designed to rig the election for Hillary Clinton. This post is both false and intentionally misleading.

“The photo accompanying the post is, quite obviously, a slightly doctored version of a photo used in a 2015 article about election results in the United Kingdom.

“A Christian myself, I take offense to reading such unbelievable lies from a publication alleging Christian ties.

“No one from this so-called-news outlet bothered to call the Franklin County Board of Elections or the Ohio Secretary of State’s office to verify any facts.  It was a deliberate attempt to deceive and mislead. We already get enough of that from the candidates. Enough already."

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