A woman heard in the video asks the workers why they are collecting the ballots when “they already called the state.”
Within an hour of the video’s posting by the President on Twitter, it had well over 2 million views.
The LA County Registrar said it closed and locked all ballot boxes at 8:00 p.m. on November 3, preventing anyone from submitting late ballots.
Shortly after the President’s tweet, the LA County registrar reemphasized that the ballots were “valid, legally cast ballots” that were “collected and processed by authorized election officials in accordance with the California Elections Code.”
That message was retweeted by Trump’s own appointee, Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency director Christopher Krebs in what appears to be a rebuke of the President’s insinuation. Krebs has been increasingly vocal about shooting down disinformation, included things that the President’s own supporters are spreading.
“There is no credible evidence of any significant voter fraud or systematic issues in this election,” Mahood told CNN in an email.
The President has repeatedly attacked mail-in voting, trying to erode public trust in it and the election because Democrats made up the overwhelming majority of the mail-in vote.
CNN’s Cheri Mossburg contributed to this report.