Teens, comedians and pranksters spam Trump's voter fraud hotline

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Although the campaign has thus far failed to prove any voter fraud, the hotline has received no shortage of phone calls — all thanks to a viral campaign on TikTok and Twitter.
Although the campaign has thus far failed to prove any voter fraud, the hotline has received no shortage of phone calls — all thanks to a viral campaign on TikTok and Twitter to clog the hotline with anti-Trump memes and absurd messages.

Campaign staffers in Virginia have been answering the calls, ABC News reported, fielding prank calls from Biden supporters who have played songs and movie clips, filed bogus reports, submitted the entire script for the 2007 film "Bee Movie," or simply mocked Trump's loss before hanging up.

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The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment late Sunday. But some of the president's allies, including son Eric Trump, responded to the reports of spam calls by blaming Democrats.

"The DNC is spamming our voter fraud hotline to bog down the thousands of complaints we are receiving!" he said in a tweet Friday. "Wonder what they have to hide."

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TikTok and Twitter were rife this weekend with recordings of the prank calls.

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