MAJOR UPDATE: Apparently the person who recorded these videos didn’t know what he was talking about or was simply trying to deceive people. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, this is simply direct mail waste:
We reached out to R.R. Donnelley about the video. A spokesperson for the company said the video shows printing waste.
“What you see in the Twitter video is residual print production waste in a trailer that was returned from a recycling facility,” the company told us. “The full extent of the client’s mailing request, applications for mail-in ballots, was produced and processed in accordance with our print and mail verification procedures. Recycling of print production waste is a normal practice associated with a direct mail project of this extent.”
I think that makes a lot more sense.
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A man in Indiana took video of a tractor trailer full of shredded mail-in ballot application mailers with Trump’s face on them that were destined for Pennsylvania. Here are the two videos he recorded:
Correction but Breaking: Shredded Pennsylvania Mail in ballot Applications were discovered in a trailer.
The applications were for @realDonaldTrump.
The video evidence was submitted by a fan to @oldrowswig from Old Row, a Barstool Sports Company
This is not ok! Retweet pic.twitter.com/YnigdWTG9x
— Derek Utley (@realDerekUtley) October 7, 2020
BREAKING: video of hundreds of President Trump absentee ballot requests destroyed in Pennsylvania pic.twitter.com/mcw747yWou
— LeftyCrypto🌹 (@LeftyCrypto) October 7, 2020
Just to be clear, these are only application mailers and not official ballots. But still, this is pretty incredible.
For someone to go to this much trouble to destroy hundreds, possibly thousands of these ballot applications that were paid for with real money is worthy of a criminal investigation. From what it looks like they were paid for by a super pac named Trump Victory.