Nate Silver, a statistician who predicted Hillary would win in a landslide over Trump, has grown famous for his refusal to discuss his political leanings.
His blog, FiveThirtyEight, compiles and crunches election statistics and first sent him to fame after he correctly predicted the winners in all 50 states during the 2008 election.
Silver’s site only deals in numbers, given how his work is used by both the left and right, it is vital for him to be silence on his political beliefs.
So, when George Democrat Jeff Ossoff started using Silver’s name in campaign materials, there were some problems. The first problem was that silver doesn’t state his political beliefs. The second problem was that the quote was completely false.
The Democrat published that Silver called the race a “must-win,” and not only is there no evidence for this but Silver is now fighting back.
This is a sample of the email Ossoff sent.
— Will Jordan (@williamjordann) April 10, 2017
The Blaze reports:
Famed political statistician Nate Silver, editor of FiveThirtyEight, was not at all pleased to find out he was being used as a prop in Georgia Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff’s campaign. So Silver publicly told Ossoff to stop — and did so with some choice language.
In a fundraising email, Ossoff claimed that Silver had made the “stunning announcement” that, “if Democrats want to take back the House,” then the Georgia Democrat “MUST win the Georgia Special Election.”
Silver went to Twitter to respond to the campaign’s overt misuse:
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) April 10, 2017
The Ossoff campaign has yet to respond to the complains. So far, he’s used the fake quote in campaign ads, live events and even in his campaign announcement.
This is not the first time Ossoff has lied either:
Ossoff has a history of being struggling with the truth, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
The Democrat once claimed that he had five years experience of being a congressional national security staffer. It was soon discovered that he had only five months under his belt, the outlet reported.
Ossoff, 30, is a former congressional aide and investigate filmmaker whose work has appeared on Al Jezeera.
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) January 9, 2013