Eric Trump Shares Viral Video Purporting to Show Vote Counter Crumpling Up Ballot

Eric Trump has shard a viral video that purports to show a vote counter crumpling up a ballot. The clip, a recording of an apparent live feed of people counting ballots, was tweeted early Thursday.

It wasn't immediately clear which vote-counting center the video showed, but the account that tweeted it said it was in Atlanta, Georgia. A spokesperson for the Georgia Secretary of State has been contacted for comment.

"I'm wondering what's going on here," a person's voice can be heard in the video, adding that a man at an election center "has a fit about something."

The man "flips off a ballot and then crumples it up," the voice continues. "That's not voter fraud, I don't know what it is," he added.

Although the man is seen appearing to crumple up a piece of paper, it is not known if it was a ballot. Some Twitter users noted that the piece of paper appears to have been too small to be a ballot and may have been an envelope.

The video has amassed more than two million views since it was posted, and shared more than 300,000 times, including by President Donald Trump's son.

"Nothing to see here," Eric Trump wrote alongside the clip on Twitter. Newsweek has contacted the Trump campaign for comment.

It came after he earlier shared a video claiming to show dozens of ballots that were allegedly cast for the president being burned.

But that video was debunked by officials in Virginia, who said the video in question showed sample ballots.

"A concerned citizen shared a video with us that ostensibly shows someone burning ballots. They are NOT official ballots, they are sample ballots," the city of Virginia Beach said in a statement.

President Trump and his allies have baselessly attacked the integrity of the democratic process as Joe Biden inches closer to the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the presidency.

The president resumed his calls for ballots to cease being tallied on Thursday morning, writing "STOP THE COUNT!" in his first tweet of the day.

In another, he wrote: "ANY VOTE THAT CAME IN AFTER ELECTION DAY WILL NOT BE COUNTED!" Twitter promptly flagged that tweet as disputed or misleading, something the platform has done for a number of tweets posted by Trump and his allies in recent days.

The Trump campaign on Wednesday filed lawsuits in several states to stop counting ballots, including in Pennsylvania, which Trump needs to carry to have a chance of winning re-election. The president's team also wants to intervene in an existing Supreme Court case to decide whether mail-in ballots received up to three days after the election can be counted in Pennsylvania.

It came after the president prematurely declared victory in the election, and said he would take it to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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A Georgia Republican Party poll watcher looks over voting machine transporters being stored at the Fulton County Election Preparation Center on November 4, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images