Election analyst Nate Silver is accusing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of lying to Democrat donors about her party’s chances of winning the Senate in the 2022 midterms.
It’s shocking to even think that Nancy Pelosi would lie about something, isn’t it?
It sounds like she was trying to keep the cash flowing by keeping people’s hopes up.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
‘Straight-Up Misinformation’: Nancy Pelosi Lied to Donors About Dems’ Midterm Chances, Says Election Analyst
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) in a recent fundraising email lied about election forecaster FiveThirtyEight‘s predictions in multiple Senate races, FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver said Tuesday.
“Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight just announced that Democrats are poised to win SIX Senate seats this November,” Pelosi wrote in the email, incorrectly saying the site predicts Democratic victories in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, and Ohio.
“This is straight-up misinformation,” Silver tweeted in response. “We have Democrats as heavy underdogs in Florida and Ohio.”
Pelosi, who routinely sends out emotionally charged campaign emails, has a long history of making false or misleading statements. Pelosi recently attempted to justify skyrocketing inflation under President Joe Biden by saying that “when unemployment goes down, inflation goes up,” a claim that PolitiFact rated mostly false, and blaming Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Inflation started surging under Biden months before Russia’s invasion, the Washington Free Beacon has reported.
See Silver’s tweets below:
Yeah, this is straight-up misinformation from Pelosi. We have Democrats as heavy underdogs in Florida and Ohio. https://t.co/7IZmaxVRYR
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) July 5, 2022
This one seems relevant right now.
How'd we get to the point where articles labeled as "fact checks" are almost always not about the facts themselves and instead are about whether the facts are surrounded by the right context or vibes?
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) June 27, 2022
So Nancy Pelosi was pushing misinformation?
Don’t Democrats claim to care deeply about that sort of thing?