Fact verify: A New York printing corporation that burned down was not under investigation for making faux voting ballots

Statements that two structures that ended up wrecked on Christmas Day were being each keeping evidence associated to the 2020 U.S. presidential election are untrue. Although a building was wrecked in a blast in Nashville on Christmas Working day, and a printing company in New York condition caught hearth on Xmas Eve and afterwards burned down, neither developing held evidence associated to the U.S. elections.

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A Facebook publish (right here) shared more than a thousand periods has falsely claimed: “In New York a printing press business, below investigation for printing and transport fake voting ballots into Pennsylvania, burned to the ground Xmas early morning.”

The developing of City Blue Imaging (www.cityblueimaging.com/), a printing enterprise in Rochester, New York, burnt down on Xmas early morning after catching fireplace the evening in advance of ( right here , here and below ).

Nevertheless, there are no news reviews accessible on the internet that point out that the enterprise was concerned with an investigation related to the election, and Google lookups for any mention of the company and an investigation into ballot fraud from the start out of September to the day of the fire do not reveal even on the web rumors to that outcome circulating right before the hearth broke out (right here

The company’s Facebook web page has dealt with rumors that have distribute given that the hearth, indicating: “To the misinformed people on @Twitter and @instagram  #cityblueimaging does not print #ballots” (here). The company’s gross sales manager, John Mealey ( right here , in this article ), also spoke about the rumor to area ABC affiliate WHAM-Television set, declaring: “It’s mad, the sum of misinformation that you see.”

New York Point out Law enforcement Director of Public Facts Beau Duffy instructed Reuters via email they had been unaware of any state law enforcement investigations relating to the promises linking the paper firm to ballots. The New York Attorney General’s office environment said they could not ensure nor deny any investigation. The Town of Rochester federal government and police did not promptly react to Reuters request for remark.

The very same Fb article also stated Dominion voting equipment were being currently being audited in the AT&T setting up that was wrecked by a bomb in Nashville. Related promises have presently been debunked by Reuters (right here).

The submit reads: “In Nashville 2 days in the past an RV pulled up to a creating and in excess of a loud speaker declared to “clear the area”…..the RV then blew up getting half a building with it…..oh, minimal detail – within that constructing were being the Dominion voting devices remaining audited.” When the article does not specify which creating they believed the machines ended up held in, a Dominion Voting Units spokesperson said by email that none of their machines have been wherever in the spot of the explosion or were staying audited in Nashville that day.

The area of the intensely harmed buildings found in the photograph accompanying the post seem to clearly show 170 to 176 2nd Avenue North in Nashville immediately after the explosion. The row housed Simply just the Very best $10 Boutique at 176 (right here), Ensemble boutique at 174 (www.ensemblenashville.com/) and the Satisfaction & Glory Tattoo Parlor at 172 (www.prideandglorytattoo.com/), as properly as apartments on the higher floors (below). 

All of these businesses ended up claimed to be damaged in the blast (here). There is no reason to suppose that it would be probably, or even doable, that these properties, would be utilised to audit voting equipment. 

Previous claims experienced claimed the bomb had specific the AT&T developing and that Dominion Voting Units equipment had been getting audited there(here).

Spokespersons for each Dominion Voting Systems and AT&T told Reuters by e mail that statements that Dominion voting devices linked to the election had been held in the setting up ended up untrue. The two businesses have also denied that AT&T held a contract to audit devices from Dominion Voting Systems (other Actuality Checks on these statements can be noticed listed here and here ). 


Untrue. There is no proof that the New York printing organization whose creating burnt down on Xmas Working day was under investigation for printing wrong ballots. Rumors about an investigation into the company do not even appear in website queries until finally following the fire.

This short article was manufactured by the Reuters Actuality Check out team. Go through much more about our fact-checking work  here  .