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.