Eric Trump and his wife Lara Trump address the crowd gathered at a campaign rally for U.S. President Donald Trump at the BOK Center, June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Eric Trump, President Donald Trump's second-eldest son, shared a video on Twitter on Wednesday that purported to show an anonymous man burning 80 ballots cast for Trump. 
  • The video, first posted by a QAnon conspiracy theory supporter, is a fake. 
  • The version of the video Eric shared received more than a million views before the account hosting it was suspended by Twitter. 
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Eric Trump, President Donald Trump's second-eldest son, shared a video on Twitter on Wednesday that purported to show an anonymous man burning 80 ballots cast for Trump. 

The video, first posted by a QAnon conspiracy theory account, is a fake

The footage shows a man pouring a flammable liquid into a bag of what he claims are 80 paper ballots "all for President Trump" and setting them on fire. The pieces of paper show races in Virginia Beach, Virginia, but are clearly sample ballots and not real votes, city officials told news outlets on Tuesday. 

The video discredited by officials on Tuesday, but both the right-wing site The Gateway Pundit and Eric Trump posted it on Wednesday. The version of the video Eric shared received more than a million views before the account hosting it was suspended by Twitter. 

A spokesman for the Trump family didn't immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment. 

Eric, taking his father's lead, has aggressively spread disinformation about the election, falsely claiming that Democrats are attempting to "steal" and "rig" the election. On Wednesday, he traveled to Pennsylvania with other members of the president's inner circle and lied that his father had won Pennsylvania, even though the state continues to count hundreds of thousands of ballots. 

The Trump campaign has sued to halt vote counting in Pennsylvania — a must-win battleground state for the president — as election officials continue to tabulate legally cast mail-in ballots. 

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