Social Media Claims Misrepresent Election Software CEO’s Arrest
By Saranac Hale Spencer, FactCheck.org
The CEO of a company that maintained poll worker data for Los Angeles County has been arrested as “part of an investigation into the possible theft of personal identifying information” of those poll workers, according to Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón. Conspiracy theorists and election deniers have claimed that the arrest is evidence of election fraud, even though Gascón has said that the “alleged conduct had no impact on the tabulation of votes and did not alter election results.”
Social media platforms have flooded users’ feeds with claims that undermine the integrity of U.S. elections since 2020.
Now, about a month before the midterm elections, conspiracy theorists and election-fraud peddlers are pushing claims that the arrest of an election software company CEO is proof that their many debunked claims were true.
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