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Friday, June 2, 2023
Newsmax Columnist Gets Disclaimer For Pushing Bogus Election Fraud Narrative
Topic: Newsmax

An April 18 Newsmax column by Scott Powell started with a lot of lofty language about the founding of America before getting to his main point:

What has set America apart from so many other countries in the world up until recently has been the honesty and integrity of our electoral system.

And perhaps because of the "normalcy bias" that has been long established in the hearts and minds of so many Americans, it’s difficult for them to fathom that the 2020 election was compromised and fraudulent due to a myriad of ineffective and corrupt processes.

Actually, there are many significant examples of vote fraud in America’s past.


Vote fraud has happened and defending election integrity starts by accepting the fact that fraud occurs.

What is both surprising and disturbing about getting a hearing and trial on the evidence of voting irregularities in the presidential election of 2020 — much of which includes vast amounts of sworn testimony and camera video records — is how difficult that has been.

That stark reality alone suggests our country is in deep trouble from: corruption and compromise — that it's deep and broad, making some states’ judicial institutions and political machines so impenetrable as to make correction and adjudication impossible.

Truth and trust go hand in hand.

The trustworthiness of our election system has been considered the backbone of our political system — a sense of national identity connected with our freedom, rights, and equality under the law.

Evidence keeps growing that irregularities took place in multiple states in the 2020 national election.

That has had huge ramifications.

In fact, the primary cause of our most pressing problems today can be traced back to the 2020 election of Joe Biden:


The second president of the United States, John Adams, said, "Liberty once lost is lost forever." We desperately need a turning point in the trajectory of political corruption in America.

Let us hope and pray that will soon come, perhaps with Kari Lake’s lawsuit exposing vote fraud and election polling place organized crime that subverted Arizona’s gubernatorial election.

Needless to say, Powell offered no proof of the "vote fraud" he alleges took place. And so eager was Newsmax to distance itself from this column that an "editor's note" was added to the end of it:

The opinions expressed by this writer do not necessarily reflect Newsmax’s position. Newsmax believes the 2020 election results were both legal and final. Newsmax does not accept claims the election was stolen.

Newsmax is still facing defamation lawsuits from voting-tech companies Dominion and Smartmatic regarding claims of election fraud it promoted after the 2020 presidential election, and it's slightly desperate to explain why the issues in those lawsuits are "materially different" from the lawsuit Dominion fiiled against Fox News, which resulted in Fox News paying Dominion $787 million to settle things before the start of a trial.

Posted by Terry K. at 4:51 PM EDT

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