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
But that didn't stop Giuliani from spreading the conspiracy theory, for which he was harshly judged by his critics online.
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.)