The two-minute video plays over an instrumental of Metallica's "Enter Sandman." The video opens with footage of President Trump during a previous press briefing, in which he says, "I think that mail in voting is a terrible thing." The video then immediately cuts to a logo with the Proud Boys name. The video shows a screen recording of an alleged hacker scrolling through what they present as voter data. They do this in part with a tool called sqlmap, an established tool for taking advantage of vulnerabilities in websites, often to extract data. The alleged hacker then uses some of the information contained in the databases to access the website of the Federal Voting Assistance Program, and then prints out a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballots (FWAB) as a PDF document.
"This is just bullshit fear mongering"
At the end of the video, the person controlling the computer shows that they have several folders labeled with the name of American states, and shows files that are supposedly mail-in ballots PDFs they downloaded. It's impossible from the video to know whether these files actually contain ballots, and whether the folders all contain files or not.
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