Maria Bartiromo and Newt Gingrich push a stream of debunked conspiracy theories about the election
Gingrich appeared with Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo, who has been a major conduit for election misinformation
All of the allegations offered up by Gingrich have been debunked.
- The claim of a truckload of absentee ballots delivered into Pennsylvania was described by a local paper in Lancaster as “a story presented without hard evidence, a tale without even a clear allegation of what kind of fraud occurred, or how it happened.” Furthermore, the paper found that it is normal for some amount of absentee ballots to come from out of state, all the more so this year because the coronavirus pandemic could leave people stuck elsewhere.
- The story about security camera footage of a vote-counting center in Georgia has already been reported to have not shown anything improper going on. State monitors were present the entire time that ballots were being handled, according to the office of Georgia’ Republican secretary of state. Fox News has even posted a piece on its website about the affadavit signed to that extent by the chief investigator for Georgia's secretary of state.
- Finally, Gingrich appeared to have alluded to another debunked conspiracy theory about the U.S. military seizing computer servers in Germany that belong to a voting technology company Scytl, which is based in Spain. (Not only did the U.S. Army say the allegation is false, but Scytl doesn’t even have any current offices or servers in Germany.)