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Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Newsmax Features Claims of Discredited Researcher
Topic: Newsmax

A Nov. 10 Newsmax article by Phil Brennan cited a discredited researcher in claiming voter fraud in the Minnesota Senate race between Norm Coleman and Al Franken. Brennan repeated claims by "John Lott, writing for Fox News," to suggest that "it appears to be too much of a coincidence that Minnesota's one tight race just happens to be the race with the most "corrected" votes by far."

As Media Matters detailed, Lott -- a favorite go-to researcher for right-wingers -- has been caught using fraudulent data, has been accused of lying about it to cover his tracks, and of using a fake Internet persona to hype his own falsified work.

Brennan has previously repeated right-wing speculation that purported voter fraud will tilt the election Democrat Franken's way.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:26 AM EST

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