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People are overwhelming Trump's voter fraud hotline with hilarious prank calls
via Cameron Kasky / Twitter and Rudy Giuliani / Twitter

In one of the least shocking developments in recent political history, Donald Trump is claiming the reason he lost the election to Joe Biden is because of widespread voter fraud.

This move has been a part of his election playbook for the entire campaign. He was screaming about the likelihood of fraud for months before Election Day.

For Trump, it appears he figured the only way to win the election is by taking it out of the hands of voters and handing it to the conservative-leaning Supreme Court.


His campaign hopes that its fraud claims will ignite a legal battle that sets the plan in motion.

Even though Biden's victory is all but assured, Trump has yet to admit defeat because of his conspiratorial claims. "We're hearing stories that are horror stories," Trump said. "We think there is going to be a lot of litigation because we have so much evidence and so much proof."

"Democrat officials never believed they could win this election honestly," Trump said in a press conference Thursday. "That's why they did the mail-in ballots, where there's tremendous corruption and fraud going on."

The only problem is, according to independent fact-checkers, there is zero evidence of voter fraud.

"Trump has produced no evidence of systemic problems in voting or counting," an Associated Press fact-check states. "In fact, the ballot-counting process across the country has been running smoothly for the most part, even with the U.S. in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic."

To whip up some evidence for Trump's unfounded claims, his campaign created a hotline for people to report voter suppression, irregularities, or fraud. "Tell us what you are seeing," a tweet promoting the hotline reads.

Since the hotline launched it has been inundated with calls. However, unfortunately for Trump, they are mostly prank calls. The hotline has been so overwhelmed by jokesters the phone number has been changed three times.


According to ABC News, the hotline has become a "nightmare" for some staffers.

Comedian James Mwaura called the line to report something seriously troubling he witnessed at his polling site.

This guy proves the oft-repeated conspiracy theory that countless dead people voted for Biden.


She saw something truly frightening when she voted down in Georgia.



This voter recalled one of the most epic sagas of the '80s.


This guy found over 100,000 ballots burned in his firepit. But that's not his biggest concern.


The bees don't care about Trump's hotline.



Some people used the hotline to engage in some glorious schadenfreude.



This woman called in quoting Anderson Cooper.

Joy

1991 blooper clip of Robin Williams and Elmo is a wholesome nugget of comedic genius

Robin Williams is still bringing smiles to faces after all these years.

Robin Williams and Elmo (Kevin Clash) bloopers.

The late Robin Williams could make picking out socks funny, so pairing him with the fuzzy red monster Elmo was bound to be pure wholesome gold. Honestly, how the puppeteer, Kevin Clash, didn’t completely break character and bust out laughing is a miracle. In this short outtake clip, you get to see Williams crack a few jokes in his signature style while Elmo tries desperately to keep it together.

Williams has been a household name since what seems like the beginning of time, and before his death in 2014, he would make frequent appearances on "Sesame Street." The late actor played so many roles that if you were ask 10 different people what their favorite was, you’d likely get 10 different answers. But for the kids who spent their childhoods watching PBS, they got to see him being silly with his favorite monsters and a giant yellow canary. At least I think Big Bird is a canary.

When he stopped by "Sesame Street" for the special “Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake” in 1991, he was there to show Elmo all of the wonderful things you could do with a stick. Williams turns the stick into a hockey stick and a baton before losing his composure and walking off camera. The entire time, Elmo looks enthralled … if puppets can look enthralled. He’s definitely paying attention before slumping over at the realization that Williams goofed a line. But the actor comes back to continue the scene before Elmo slinks down inside his box after getting Williams’ name wrong, which causes his human co-star to take his stick and leave.

The little blooper reel is so cute and pure that it makes you feel good for a few minutes. For an additional boost of serotonin, check out this other (perfectly executed) clip about conflict that Williams did with the two-headed monster. He certainly had a way of engaging his audience, so it makes sense that even after all of these years, he's still greatly missed.

Noe Hernandez and Maria Carrillo, the owners of Noel Barber Shop in Anaheim, California.

Jordyn Poulter was the youngest member of the U.S. women’s volleyball team, which took home the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics last year. She was named the best setter at the Tokyo games and has been a member of the team since 2018.

Unfortunately, according to a report from ABC 7 News, her gold medal was stolen from her car in a parking garage in Anaheim, California, on May 25.

It was taken along with her passport, which she kept in her glove compartment. While storing a gold medal in your car probably isn’t the best idea, she did it to keep it by her side while fulfilling the hectic schedule of an Olympian.

"We live this crazy life of living so many different places. So many of us play overseas, then go home, then come out here and train,” Poulter said, according to ABC 7. "So I keep the medal on me (to show) friends and family I haven't seen in a while, or just people in the community who want to see the medal. Everyone feels connected to it when they meet an Olympian, and it's such a cool thing to share with people."

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Hold on, Frankie! Mama's coming!

How do you explain motherhood in a nutshell? Thanks to Cait Oakley, who stopped a preying bald eagle from capturing her pet goose as she breastfed her daughter, we have it summed up in one gloriously hilarious TikTok.

The now viral video shows the family’s pet goose, Frankie, frantically squawking as it gets dragged off the porch by a bald eagle—likely another mom taking care of her own kiddos.

Wearing nothing but her husband’s boxers while holding on to her newborn, Willow, Oakley dashes out of the house and successfully comes to Frankie's rescue while yelling “hey, hey hey!”

The video’s caption revealed that the Oakleys had already lost three chickens due to hungry birds of prey, so nothing was going to stop “Mama bear” from protecting “sweet Frankie.” Not even a breastfeeding session.

Oakley told TODAY Parents, “It was just a split second reaction ...There was nowhere to put Willow down at that point.” Sometimes being a mom means feeding your child and saving your pet all at the same time.

As for how she feels about running around topless in her underwear on camera, Oakley declared, “I could have been naked and I’m like, ‘whatever, I’m feeding my baby.’”

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