Fox, Newsmax shoot down their own aired claims on election

Fox, Newsmax shoot down their own aired claims on election
Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., speaks as President Donald Trump and Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., listen at a campaign rally at Valdosta Regional Airport, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. Source: AP
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Daily US Times: Dominion and Smartmatic, the two election technology companies whose names have come up in President Trump’s false charges of widespread voter fraud in the November 3 election are fighting back, prompting unusual public statements Newsmax and from Fox News.

The statements came on Monday after the companies raised the prospect of legal action for reporting what they said was false information about them.

Both companies were referenced in the campaign’s suggestion that in the presidential election swing states’ vote counts were manipulated to the advantage of Joe Biden. Both of the companies deny several statements made about them on the issue, and there is no evidence any voting system deleted or switched votes in the 2020 election.

A pre-taped segment of nearly two minutes was aired over the weekend on a Fox Business Network program hosted by Lou Dobbs and Fox News Channel shows with Maria Bartiromo and Jeanine Pirro.

That nearly two minute tape aired on Fox came days after Smartmatic sent a letter threatening legal action to the channel and two other networks popular with President Trump supporters, Newsmax and One America News Network.

The segment was aired in the form of a question-and-answer session between an offscreen voice and Eddie Perez, a voting technology expert at the nonpartisan Open Source Election Technology Institute.

Perez said he has not seen any evidence that Smartmatic software was used to delete, alter or change anything related to vote tabulations.

After the two-minute tape aired Sunday on Bartiromo’s show, she said, “So that is where we stand right now. We will keep investigating.”

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