U.S. election

Trump Allies Are Pushing #SharpieGate Conspiracy Theory To Claim Election Theft

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The theory, trending as #SharpieGate on social media, appears to have first emerged in Arizona and has since spread to parts of Pennsylvania. The claims are untrue: Election officials in both states have confirmed that Sharpies are an acceptable writing instrument for filling out ballots and that ballots are not being rejected due to Sharpie

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Trump – Error Twit

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A map of voting in Michigan from earlier in the night - which shows a sudden increase of around 130,000 votes for Joe Biden, but none for Donald Trump - has gone viral on social media.

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Although the U.S. government have recently flagged attempts by actors in Russia, China, and Iran to spy on people in connection with the U.S. election, nothing on the scale of 2016 has yet to materialize.

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According to Chad Wolf, acting director of the Department of Homeland Security, the agency has not seen any “indications that a foreign actor has succeeded in compromising or affecting the votes cast in this election.”

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