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Fake “Meghan for President” website appears online


A fake “Meghan for President” website has appeared online just a month before Americans are set to go to the polls to cast their ballots for who they want to be President of the United States.

The website (meghanforpresident.com) appears as a campaign website for the American Duchess with slogans like “A brighter tomorrow begins today” and “Together, we will lead.”

In the news section, there is one article, dated 29 September, that is written in a way to make it appear as though the Duchess wrote it to announce her candidacy. No one from her team has ever made a statement that Meghan is running for office.

It also provides information on how to write in a candidate while at the polls which could be an attempt by an unknown party to take votes away from the two candidates running – President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Additionally, there is also a sign up for people to volunteer, as well as ways for people to say why they #BelieveinMeghan.

There is also a Twitter profile, created last month, that is connected to the website. The profile (@markle2020) is private. It does not follow anyone or have anyone following it. Its bio reads: “Your vote counts. Take action.”

Since returning to California, the Duchess of Sussex has been active during this election cycle in asking her fellow Americans to get out and vote. However, she has stopped short of endorsing a candidate.

Americans vote on 3 November in a hotly contested election that could see Democrats retain their power in the House of Representatives and gain the majority in the Senate, and maybe the White House.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.