OAN forced to admit on air that there was ‘no widespread voter fraud’ after settling defamation lawsuit

The pro-Trump news network One America News Network (OAN) ran a segment this Monday acknowledging that there was “no widespread voter fraud” by Georgia election workers during the 2020 presidential election. As The Daily Beast points out, the segment was likely the result of a recent settlement in relation to a defamation lawsuit brought against OAN by two election workers.

The pre-recorded segment mentions an investigation by Georgia officials into claims of widespread voter fraud in the state made by Trump and his then-lawyer Rudy Giuliani. “The results of this investigation indicate that Ruby Freeman and Wandrea ‘Shaye’ Moss did not engage in ballot fraud or criminal misconduct,” the narrator states.

“A legal matter with this network and the two election workers has been resolved to the mutual satisfaction of the parties through a fair and reasonable settlement,” the narrator adds.

Freeman and her daughter, Moss, say they were the targets of harassment after the baseless rumors of their alleged participation in the voter fraud scheme began to circulate. When Trump was pressuring Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to try to “find” votes to overturn the state’s election results in January of last year, he mentioned Freeman’s name 18 times. Video of the pair doing their jobs was disseminated by Rudy Giuliani and Fox News host Sean Hannity, who falsely claimed that it showed “blatant, clear, obvious” fraud.

Watch the segment below:

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Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.