The “fact check” tweeted out by Michigan Department of State contained a sternly worded criticism. “Online sites that regularly spread conspiracy theories, misinformation and other falsehoods have unsurprisingly seized on this as evidence of something nefarious when it is nothing more than human error by an organization that has nothing to do with election administration.” Fox News 47 assisted with building the narrative. They referenced Michigan’s Department of State Director of Media Relations Tracy Wimmer, reporting her concerns that “this mistake has been used as a tool to spread misinformation and discredit the security of Michigan’s election process.” Malachi Barnett of the news site Bridge Detroit echoed the message: The real problem, he said, are those who notice media malpractice during election season.
FACT CHECK: Supposed “results” of the upcoming Michigan primary election on Google are the result of a testing error by a media organization and are not true https://t.co/GKEZu1HhTn pic.twitter.com/z7D4j6o5iO— Michigan Department of State (@MichSoS) July 25, 2022
It’s ironic someone from Detroit, long considered a hub of election corruption, expressed concerns about the discrediting of Michigan’s election process. It’s understandable the media would need to test their equipment before an important event like an election. It is odd that the results were allowed to go live and get distributed. Five years ago, this would have been less of a story. The elites, however, have earned distrust through their own attitudes and actions. After the disastrous hostility and mismanagement unleashed by swamp politicians and the establishment media during Trump’s first term and the 2020 election, we need to be more, not less, skeptical of the official version of events. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Hey, I’m definitely not going to bat for WWMT on every story they do. But folks are out here saying they’re going to report fake election results that have already been decided, and that’s troubling.— Malachi Barrett (@PolarBarrett) July 26, 2022