Fact Check: Democrats Did NOT Steal Truckloads Of Trump Votes And Dump Them In The Desert

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  • by: Sarah Thompson
Fact Check: Democrats Did NOT Steal Truckloads Of Trump Votes And Dump Them In The Desert Spoiled Meat

Did Democrats dump tractor-trailer loads of stolen Trump votes in the desert? No, that's not true: The scene in the video post dates back to 2016 and shows workers in Saudi Arabia throwing away thousands of pounds of expired packaged chicken not fit for human consumption. It has nothing to do with the 2020 U.S. election, nor did it take place in the United States.

The TikTok video by @redemptiontactical (an account that is no longer accessible) was re-uploaded to Twitter. The video (archived here) was posted on November 4, 2020, with the tweet caption, "Foul language but WOW!" The audio dubbed over the video, which does contain some cursing, comes from another TikTok video (here). The captioning and hashtagging that was added to the TikTok Video read:

I found out where all the Democrats sent the Trump Votes..

@redemptiontactical
I found all the missing #trump votes the democrats stole.. #landfill #election2020 #trumpismypresident #fyp #voting2020 #trash #secret

This is what the post looked like on Twitter at the time of writing:

Twitter screenshot

(Source: Twitter screenshot taken on Thu Nov 5 15:17:42 2020 UTC)

A November 17, 2016, article from Alarabiya.net titled, "Video shows Saudi Arabia getting rid of 80,000 packs of 'spoiled chicken'" describes the scene:

Another video is currently making the runs on Saudi Arabia's social media, this time of officials getting rid of thousands of packaged chickens.

The video shows around 25 trucks parked in the desert with workers unloading and bizarrely tossing away thousands of packs of chicken.

It is all part of an official operation under the supervision of the Secretariat of al-Qassim region to dispose around 80,000 pack of expired chicken not fit for human consumption.

These packs of expired chicken were confiscated inside 25 refrigerated trucks prior to their distribution inside and outside al-Qassim district.

The distribution center for the rotten chicken on the outskirts of Buraidah city was raided and subsequently additional loads of chicken were seized.

The video was uploaded to YouTube on November 16, 2016.

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  Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson lives with her family and pets on a small farm in Southeastern Indiana. She founded a Facebook page and a blog called “Exploiting the Niche” in 2017 to help others learn about manipulative tactics and avoid scams on social media. Since then she has collaborated with journalists in the USA, Canada and Australia and since December 2019 she works as a Social Media Authenticity Analyst at Lead Stories.


 

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