Fox News declines to fact-check false claims from Iowa voters about the 2020 election

Fox News personalities reported that a majority of Iowa caucus voters don’t believe Joe Biden was “legitimately elected.” They left it there.

During its prime-time coverage of the 2024 Iowa caucuses, Fox News aired two reports saying that nearly two-thirds of Iowa caucus voters do not believe Joe Biden was “legitimately elected” in 2020. The network offered no clarification of the false claim.

Fox anchor Sandra Smith first reported the findings of the network’s “Voter Analysis” poll during The Ingraham Angle, saying it showed that 62% of respondents believed the 2020 election was stolen.

Two hours later, during Hannity, Smith aired the same report and added that out of the 35% of respondents who do believe Biden legitimately won in 2020, 45% said they were voting for Nikki Haley. “Those who don't,” Smith reported, “break strongly — close to three quarters — for Donald Trump.”

Smith, Laura Ingraham, and Sean Hannity all failed to offer any clarification — less than a year after the network paid a $787.5 million defamation settlement to Dominion Voting Systems for spreading that very lie. It was just days ago that a Fox & Friends host praised the “passionate point of view” of a guest who claimed Joe Biden did not win the election.

And now, even in its supposedly objective election coverage, Fox News continues to prove that it’s a shameless propaganda outlet for Donald Trump.

From The Ingraham Angle:

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Citation From the January 15, 2024, edition of Fox News' The Ingraham Angle

From Hannity:

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Citation From the January 15, 2024, edition of Fox News' Hannity