AP dismisses attorney’s claims of election tampering

Wednesday's Example of Media Bias   —   Posted on November 18, 2020

Over the weekend, the Associated Press seemed to dismiss Trump campaign allegations of election tampering…[when it reported on] statements from officials of “no widespread fraud in the 2020 election,” without reporting specific concerns Trump campaign lawyers Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani say they are working to reveal and substantiate.

The AP added, “many of the lawsuits have been thrown out and none has included any evidence that the outcome might be reversed.”

Countering the claim, President Trump tweeted, “Many of the court cases being filed all over the Country are not ours, but rather those of people that have seen horrible abuses. Our big cases showing the unconstitutionality of the 2020 Election, & the outrage of things that were done to change the outcome, will soon be filed!”

In its story, the Associated Press claimed that Trump renewed “groundless attacks on an election technology firm, Dominion Voting Systems, without evidence of any serious irregularities.” But evidence is filed during a legal proceeding, not before.

The AP has yet to report allegations made by Trump’s legal team about signs of major election interference even though during Trump’s presidency, the news service regularly repeated unproven allegations by Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler who claimed to have evidence supporting [impeachment of Trump that] they never produced.

Fox Business reported on the allegations. Anchor Maria Bartiromo interviewed Powell who stated,

“This is a massive election fraud, and I’m very concerned it involved not only Dominion and its Smartmatic software, but that the software essentially was used by other elections machines also. It’s the software that was the problem. Even their own manual explains how votes can be wiped away. It’s like drag and drop Trump votes to a separate folder and then delete that folder.”

The system is used in states with contested elections. … Powell says she is able to prove her accusations and that “the evidence is coming in so fast I can’t even process it all.”

Dominion, whose ownership and business associations lead back to some in Democratic Party leadership, has said it “denies claims about any vote switching or alleged software issues with our voting systems.”

—Published by The Rome (NY) Sentinel on Nov. 16, 2020. AP stories contributed to this report.

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