“No evidence for ‘Trump supporters with dogs’ tweet claim”

Cincinnati Enquirer:

Outside of a single unsubstantiated tweet, there is currently no evidence Donald Trump supporters with dogs harassed African-Americans voting early in Cincinnati.

At about 10 p.m. Sunday, Christian writer and progressive political activist Jim Wallis tweeted to his 32,600 followers that “Trump supporters – men with dogs” showed up at a polling location to intimidate voters. “Yelling matches ensued,” he concluded.

One problem: Wallis provided no evidence that the incident he described actually took place.

The lack of proof didn’t stop the tweet from getting a lot of attention and ricocheting around Twitter and into the inboxes of Cincinnati reporters. By 8 a.m. Monday, Wallis’ tweet had approached 3,500 retweets.


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