How A Prankster Convinced People The Amish Would Win Trump The Election

A viral post about millions of Amish voters lining up behind Trump is just a clever hoax.

A lot of people were fooled this week into thinking that Donald Trump had locked up the election thanks to the Amish.

The hoax was published on — and it appears at first to be a real news article by ABC News.

The story also got a major assist from Google, which classified Horner's post as a real news article originating with ABC News.

At least two conservative blogs picked up Horner's story, treating it as fact. (They later updated with corrections.)

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