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Megyn Kelly’s Fox Report on Voter Fraud is So Bogus, It Has Its Own Snopes Page

Snopes is a popular web page dedicated to debunking myths and busting internet rumors, often from fake websites like Empire News and the National Report.

Now, it appears Fox News’ Megyn Kelly has earned her own page on the site.

On Oct. 21, Kelly opened up her ‘Kelly Files’ show by warning that people in Colorado could simply print off as many ballots as they wanted and then hand them to so-called vote collectors, which would lead to voter fraud.

“A new law has opened the door to possible voter fraud in a critical Senate race that could decide the balance of power in Congress,” she reported as breaking news. “It was roughly sixteen months ago when the Democratic governor of Colorado signed a first of its kind new election law — a set of rules that literally allows residents to print ballots from their home computers, then encourages them to turn ballots over to ‘collectors’ in what appears to be an effort to do away with traditional polling places.”

Then to emphasize her point she exclaimed, “What could go wrong?”

As Snopes quickly pointed out, however, nothing could go wrong because Kelly was making the whole ‘print-at-home ballot’ thing up.

Despite having no basis in fact, though, Kelly’s rumor quickly took off through the internet, eventually prompting a response by Colorado’s Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler.

“While traditional polling places are a thing of the past (in-person voters can go to Voter Service Centers instead of traditional precinct polling places) because of the law, the claim that it allows for home-printed ballots is simply false,” Gessler’s office told the local news, stressing that the only exception to the print-at-home rule were people serving in the active military.

As a result of Gessler’s clarification, Snopes has stamped Kelly’s report as ‘False.’

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