The White House website features a petition to remove thousands of voting machines supposedly tied to billionaire Democrat George Soros from 16 states. The petition reached well over 61,000 signatures as of Tuesday.
To be clear, there’s no such thing as “Soros-owned voting machines,” but the petition’s 61k supporters want to make sure Congress convenes to ban those machines by November, regardless.
Lifezette first reported that the machines could be linked to Soros, by asserting the man that owns that sold the machines serves the board of the Open Societies Foundation, a board led by Soros.
“This man has been linked to a person’s campaign who is running in the election and has a clear bias to one candidate. His ownership of voting machines in 16 states is a clear breach of integrity of our electoral system,” the petition states.
The machines were tied to Soros by The Epoch Times, which reported the company that sold the machines is owned by a Soros ally.
Notions of Soros controlling the machines is false, because Soros doesn’t have a controlling interest in the company that sold the machines, Business Insider reported Tuesday, adding that the 16 states to purchase the machines don’t plan to use them in the 2016 general election.