The sister of longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin fueled a false claim that Donald Trump’s election victory could be overturned by an audit of votes.
Heba Abedin called for an election recount in a Facebook post urging people to call the Department of Justice to demand a “vote audit” as “there is something really off about the election results as they come in.” A screenshot of the post was captured by Daily Beast and New York Magazine writer Yashar Ali before it was deleted from Facebook.
On Facebook, Huma Abedin’s sister, Heba Abedin, encourages her followers to call the Justice Department to have vote in key states audited. pic.twitter.com/y4BPazFPmL
— Yashar (@yashar) November 22, 2016
— John Dee✘-Deplorable (@GaltsGultch) November 22, 2016
The message, which Abedin appeared to have copied as it was in quotes, promoted contacting the Department of Justice which was supposedly tallying phone calls to see if a vote audit was needed. The DOJ debunked the viral message and said the claim had no merit.
“The Justice Department does not tally the number of callers to determine whether federal action is warranted,” department spokesman David Jacobs said in a statement, according to The Washington Post. “Investigatory decisions are based solely on the facts and evidence as they relate to the federal statutes the department enforces.”
— China News (@ChinaNews86) November 29, 2016
It was not known if Heba’s post was encouraged or authorized by her sister, Huma, one of Clinton’s closest aides and the estranged wife of Anthony Weiner, the former Democratic congressman and alleged serial sexter.
— gab.ai/SmartKitty?? (@KittyPatriot) November 25, 2016
Am I the only one that knows that Heba Abedin sister of Huma Abedin (married to pedophile Weiner) is pushing @DrJillStein for the recounts??
— Kimberly #TrumpONLY (@Kimberl05453181) November 25, 2016
Heba Abedin, a close supporter of the former Democratic presidential nominee, had her Facebook post repeatedly shared by Clinton supporters before it was deleted, according to The Daily Mail.
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