GOP Congressman pushes conspiracy that Arizona used Sharpies to stop Trump votes

The Trump Timeline

Sources linked at end of page.

Statistics

Related Topics

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) lends credibility to a social media conspiracy theory known as SharpieGate by contacting the Arizona attorney general’s office.

According to the conspiracy, at least one county in Arizona invalidated countless votes for Trump by giving Trump supporters Sharpie markers to fill out their ballots.

In reality, using a Sharpie does not invalidate a ballot.

Clint Hickman, the Republican chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, and Steve Gallardo, the board’s only Democrat, published a letter to voters expressing concern about misinformation. They said officials tested a wide variety of pens with their vote-tabulation equipment and “Sharpies are recommended by the manufacturer because they provide the fastest-drying ink.”

NBC New York / Associated Press

He continues to push the conspiracy throughout the evening even after it is debunked. Later, he attends a protest at a vote-counting center.

Sources

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/politics/decision-2020/claim-that-sharpie-pens-invalidate-arizona-ballots-debunked/2705410/?amp

https://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/media/2020/11/04/sharpiegate-arizona-media-punchline/6168652002/

https://tulsaworld.com/news/national/sharpiegate-claim-that-sharpie-pens-ruin-ballots-misses-the-mark/article_5529dbad-e31a-5159-b1eb-607232c926bf.html

Photo: Gage Skidmore

Trump File is working to get this story and others like it in front of as many voters as possible before the November election, and our reach depends on you! Can you help us on our mission with a donation today?

Click below to be redirected to ActBlue.

Get More Trump Secrets in Your Inbox

Statistics

Related Topics

Also On Trump File