Only days after Donald Trump stood trial for his lies about an election culminating in a violent insurrection at the U.S. capitol, his close ally Rudy Giuliani was ripped for spreading more election lies.
It started with a tweet from conservative actor Kevin Sorbo that falsely claimed there was not signature verification of ballots in the 2020 election. CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale pointed out that was false.
It does not require a Herculean effort to figure out this viral claim is false. California did verify the signatu… https://t.co/PeDF0sXs44— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale)1613414194.0
But that didn't stop Giuliani from spreading the conspiracy theory, for which he was harshly judged by his critics online.
@RudyGiuliani Shut up you absolute moron 🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️— Steve Jackson (@Steve Jackson)1613404645.0
LIES! California verified every signature on every single mail in ballot. @RudyGiuliani take a look at the California Election Codes, Section 3019 and 14310.
Also, does he know the recall is a petition... it's literally only signatures 🤣🤣
— Zach Stephens (@Garlando_Zach) February 15, 2021
Rudy. Enough is enough. Stop.
— Frits van de Wereld (@Fritsvandewerel) February 15, 2021
It's also a big fat lie.
— յօҽ ʍҽղɑɾժ (@Jmenard99) February 15, 2021
Or, what it could be, and is, Sorba is absolutely wrong about mail-in ballot signature process. It's already been fact checked. You should try it, Rudy.
— Rich Willson (@WillsonRich) February 15, 2021
https://t.co/kFNVN0JwJq Astonishing! Just imagine if it was actually true!
— Adam Levy (@alevy1971) February 15, 2021
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The author of this article worked campaigns for then-Supervisor Gavin Newsom, including his successful 2003 mayoral bid.)