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Years-Old Video Of a Woman Holding Hand Of a Female Voter And Pressing EVM Button Falsely Linked To General Elections 2024: Fact-Check 

Years-Old Video Of a Woman Holding Hand Of a Female Voter And Pressing EVM Button Falsely Linked To General Elections 2024

Reportedly from the ongoing “General Elections 2024,” a video has surfaced showing a female inside a polling booth pressing buttons on an electronic voting machine while holding the hand of a female voter.

@SunnyWa32028847 tweeted “The right to vote of the common people has been snatched away, they are forcibly casting votes by holding hands, this time it will be the same for 400, otherwise they don’t even have the power of 150 @PMOIndia @RahulGandhi @AKELA_PERSON @AmjadAsR @DalitTime @EkSawalMaiKaru” on April 23, 2024. The tweet has received an about more than 6k views on X.

Several other accounts, including @EkSawalMaiKaru, @ramchouhan5770 made the same claim that the woman inside a polling booth was holding the hand of a feamle voter while she was pressing EVM buttons. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

This is an outdated video, that much is true. This has been accessible online since May 2019 at the latest. The ongoing “General Elections 2024” are unrelated to it. So, the claim that the woman was holding the hand of female voter while she was pressing EVM buttons during the ongoing elections 2024 is not at all true.

@VinodSharmaView tweeted the same video on May 15, 2019.

Also, @dipumdesa tweeted “Yet again murder of voting by TMC in Bengal” on May 15, 2019.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Political influencers are circulating years-old videos claiming to be from the ongoing general elections to set their political narrative. A video that shows a woman inside a polling booth holding a female voter’s hand and pressing EVM buttons has been shared, claiming to be from the ongoing “General Elections 2024.” The truth is, this is an old video. This has been available online since at least May 2019. It has nothing to do with the current “General Elections 2024”.

Conclusion:

Fact : The fact is that this is an old video. This has been available online at least since May 2019. It has nothing to do with the ongoing “General Elections 2024”.

Also Read : Old Video Of HRTC Employees Union Leader Shankar Thakur Getting Beaten Up By Women Falsely Linked To BJP MLA: Fact-Check 

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