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Those ‘Text Your Vote' Ads Are Really Trump Trolls Tricking You Out Of Voting

If you see any ads claiming that you can vote via text message, ignore them. This is not a thing.

There are already enough problems with America's voting system. We don't need misinformation making things more complicated.

So, just to be totally clear:

You cannot vote via text message. You cannot vote online. There is no swipe right option on Tinder and retweets do not count as votes, either.

There are only two ways you can vote: Go to your local polling station and cast your vote or send in an absentee ballot by mail.

Our voting system is definitely very antiquated. There are certainly many changes we could implement to make the voting process simpler, like establishing automatic voter registration, for example.

Maybe we'll be able to vote via text one day, but right now we have to work with the system we have.

Some of you might be reading this and thinking, “Duh, why are we even talking about this?”

Well, we're having this conversation because of Trump trolls on social media attempting to fool Hillary supporters.

Screenshot of a tweet from George Takei.

Twitter

According to MailOnline, they've been spreading this false information with fake ads across social media that say,

Vote Early. Text ‘Hillary' to 59925.

The ads also say they are “Paid For By Hillary For President.”

None of this is true.

Screenshot of a tweet about Hillary Clinton and voting via text message.

Twitter

Screenshot of a tweet about voting via text message.

Twitter

It's somewhat ironic Trump trolls are attempting to trick people into not voting while their candidate argues the election is “rigged.”

Donald Trump has made the case that mass voter fraud is a huge problem in the US (it's not).

Meanwhile, some of his supporters are spreading blatant lies about the voting process to effectively disenfranchise Hillary Clinton's supporters.

There are so many things wrong about this tactic it's hard to know where to begin.

Most importantly, just know you can't vote via text message.

If you want more information on the voting process, click here for a guide on voting.

Also, a quick PSA for Trump supporters: A few weeks back, your man accidentally claimed the election is on November 28.

Since we want the system to be fair, you should probably know the election is actually on November 8 — next Tuesday.

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Citations: MailOnline

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John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.
John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.

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