3 Democratic Victories Overturned By Courts Due to Voter Fraud-Fiction!

Three Democratic Victories Overturned Due to Voter Fraud-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

Three different federal courts have moved to overturn Democratic victories in November 2017 elections in Virginia, Maine and Arizona because of rampant voter fraud.

The Truth:

A website that publishes works of ‘satirical fiction’ is behind false reports of three Democratic victories being overturned by federal courts in November 2017 elections.
An article that appeared at the website Last Line of Defense under the headline,
“UPDATE: 3 Democrat ‘Victories’ Overturned For Voter Fraud” is behind the false report. The story reports that two state senators lost their seats in Virginia. Also, ballot referendums in Arizona and Maine were overturned, with “not one qualified vote” cast in Arizona:

Democrats keep cheating and getting caught. They may have even won some of those elections had they not had them thrown out for their own stupidity. It’s a real shame that they can’t even win in their own crooked districts anymore.

The first clue that the report is a spoof is its confusion of federal “district’ and “circuit” courts. It claims that the 2nd, 4th and 7th District Courts of Appeals ruled in the cases are telling. District courts hold trials.  Circuit courts hear appeals of lower district court decisions. In reality, the 2nd, 4th and 7th Circuit Court of Appeals would have heard the cases.

A website that describes its content as satirical fiction is behind false reports that three Democratic victories were overturned in November 2017.

And, if that’s not enough to disprove claims that Democratic victories were overturned, Last Line of Defense states in its disclaimer that everything appearing on the site is a “satirical work or fiction” designed to reinforce the political agendas of “today’s busy conservatives.”