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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke November 13, 2020

No, Trump didn’t pose as a poll worker on Laura Ingraham’s show

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  • This video was made by an entertainer who creates satirical songs and videos. 
  • In the original, undoctored version of this segment on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show, the anonymous poll worker she interviews does not sound like Trump.

As Donald Trump’s campaign makes unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud in Nevada, a video of Fox News host Laura Ingraham interviewing someone described only as a "Nevada poll worker" has spread online. 

The "Nevada poll worker" is anonymous — a black silhouette — but the person’s voice resembles the president. 

"I’m not going to say which party does it but thousands of votes are gathered, and they come in, and then they’re dumped in a location, and then all of a sudden you lose elections that you think you’re going to win," the voice says. "And I’m not going to stand for it. Our voting system — first of all, we should have voter ID. When you vote, you should have Voter ID. And if you send something in, you should be sure as a state and as a country, you should be sure that that vote is meaningful, and it’s not just made fraudulently cause there’s a lot of fraudulent voting going on in this country. This country should have Voter ID."

The video isn’t authentic. It was created by Nick Lutsko, who creates satirical songs and videos.

As it spread on social media, though, not everyone was in on the joke, and some people started to share it and earnestly claim the clip featured Trump. 

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In the original Ingraham interview, the anonymous poll worker does not sound like Trump. 

The remarks in the doctored video come from an April interview Trump gave during a coronavirus press briefing. At some point the topic turned to voter fraud, and Trump made the comments you hear in Lutsko’s video. 

We rate claims that Trump actually posed as a poll worker Pants on Fire.

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