Donald Trump supporters have come up with a new way to try to suppress support for Hillary Clinton this November: posting fake advertisements on Twitter telling people to vote by text.
Theoretical physicist Robert McNees collected a few examples on Twitter, most coming from an account that is known for posting racist, sexist, and homophobic tweets:
Two of the three ads in the examples seem to target minority voters, with one of the ads written entirely in Spanish. (It says essentially the same thing as the English ads.)
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One ad says, "Avoid the line. Vote from home. Text 'Hillary' to 59925." It's clearly designed to look like an actual Clinton ad — it even says "Paid for by Hillary for President 2016."
Similar fake ads have been circulating for a few weeks, with a previous version telling Clinton supporters they can vote online.