May 29, 2024

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Does Doug Mastriano Watch 60 Minutes? Did He Watch This Sunday? (Doug's Lies About Dominion Voting)

Does Doug Mastriano Watch 60 Minutes? Did He Watch This Sunday? (Doug’s Lies About Dominion Voting)

Did he see this?

You can read along here.

It starts thusly:

It was just days after the 2020 presidential election that lawyers
supporting then-President Donald Trump began spreading unsubstantiated
claims that an American company – Dominion Voting Systems – had rigged
the election. They said Dominion was backed by Venezuela, and that its
machines and software switched millions of votes from Donald Trump to
Joe Biden.

They never showed any evidence, but that didn’t stop
pro-Trump attorneys from making baseless claims, or conservative news
networks from giving them plenty of airtime.

Unsubstantiated claims. They never showed any evidence. 

That didn’t stop right wing politicians from spreading the lies.

Take a look here:

Pennsylvania Republican state Sen. Doug Mastriano has been identified
as a key figure by the House Jan. 6 committee in their investigation
into the Capitol insurrection and efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

Mastriano repeatedly supported Trump’s election-fraud lies…

And so on.

Among those lies are Trump’s lies about Dominion. For example:

  • 11/12/2020 – Posts Trump tweet spreading debunked claims about Dominion voting machines altering election results.
  • 11/16/2020 – Posts Trump tweet spreading debunked conspiracy theories about Dominion voting software being altered by its creators.
  • 12/14/2020 – Shares article promoting baseless conspiracy theories about Dominion machines altering election results.
  • 12/16/2020 – Appears on
    NewsMax and falsely claims Dominion voting machines were “intentionally
    built” to create tabulation errors. He provides no proof to support
    this.

Then there’s this:

Mastriano emerged from obscurity to become the “GOP legislator most loyal to Trump.”
Between November 2020 and Jan. 6, 2021, he posted election
disinformation on his Facebook page more than 100 times. Biden’s win,
Mastriano claimed, was “statistically impossible.” He advocated
decertifying Dominion voting machines.

And this

Mastriano also wants
to cancel state contracts with “compromised voting machine companies,”
particularly Dominion Voting Systems. Dominion machines are used in 14
Pennsylvania counties and were the subject of conspiracy theories that
they flipped votes to President Biden away from President Trump in the
2020 election.

These
claims are not just false. They’re the subject of a defamation lawsuit
by Dominion against Fox News and One America News Network—but Mastriano
wants to make state policy around them. Not “governor” material if you
ask me.

And so on.

Doug must know he’s vulnerable on this issue. See that link on “also wants“? It links to his “plan” for what he threatens to do if elected.

This is what it looked like when that Pennlive piece was written:

And this is what it looks like now:

See the difference?

He’s removed the part about the “compromised voting machines” hasn’t he?

Why?

Will Doug Mastriano correct his misstatements regarding Dominion Voting?

An honorable man would. Doug Mastriano won’t.