Justin Baragona of Mediaite catches CNN stealth editing a false quote that authors Jeremy Diamond, Caroline Kenny, and Ashley Killough (pictured, L-R) used to claim that Donald Trump “[encouraged] voting more than once.” CNN noted the update after this article called them out.
Early this evening, CNN tried to catch Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in a heavily compromising position over comments he made at a rally in Colorado. There was only one catch — Trump didn’t say what they thought he said. And, when the network realized the mistake, they tried to stealthily cover it up.
In the original article, they highlighted Trump saying the following:
“If you go to university center, they’ll give you a new ballot, they’ll void your old ballot, in some places they do that four or five times, so by tomorrow, almost everyone will have their new ballots in.”
Yeah, that’s pretty damning, right? It sure as hell seems like the GOP candidate is pressing his followers to try to cast multiple ballots. Yet, it takes away the context, in which Trump says that they won’t do that.
Here is what he actually said.
“If you go to university center, they’ll give you a new ballot, they’ll void your old ballot. They’ll give you a new ballot, and you can go out and make sure it get’s in. Now in some places, they do that four or five times, but we don’t do that. So by tomorrow, almost everyone will have their new ballots in.”
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