Three weeks after discovering that Alaska’s Online Voter Registration System was hacked by nefarious outside actors, the Alaska Division of Elections produced and published a video against what it called dangerous “misinformation” being sowed by those concerned about the election.
Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer, who oversees Alaska’s elections, has already fielded numerous concerns about the state’s use of the controversial Dominion voting machines, which are known to be vulnerable to fraud and tampering. He has completely dismissed these issues about election security and went ahead and certified the results on Nov. 30. All the while, he knew that the online voter registration system had been hacked but kept this information from Alaskans.
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While questions mounted as to why the state chose to use Dominion voting machines, Meyer had the Division of Elections produced its promotional video urging Alaskans to report what the state deems as “misinformation” that might undermine faith in the vote.
Posted on Facebook Nov. 17, the short video shows a woman walking down the street reading social media posts on her phone. She is visibly annoyed as the narrator quips, “Ugh, misinformation has made it a tough year for truth and facts. It spread on social media and through rumors faster than ever before.”
The narrator claims, “Misinformation just wants you to lose trust in the electoral process and outcome, but be vigilant – report it when you see it.”
The video continues with the woman opening to her laptop and going to the Division of Elections homepage where she appears to report on those who raise questions about the election. It ends by telling Alaskans to “follow the Division of Elections on Facebook and Twitter for fast, truthful information.”
The video’s description adds: “Sowing doubt about the integrity of the election process is as dangerous as actual voter fraud. Don’t let misinformation and disinformation guide you during this very important post-election period. FYI: There is no evidence of widespread fraud in any of the 50 states, including Alaska.”
The video has been viewed 1.5 thousand times and has been shared 16 times, including at least once by Meyer himself.