The fact that Donald Trump lost the election to Joe Biden seems to be beyond nobody except maybe the president and his most die hard of followers, some of whom just happen to host shows on the Fox network. 

One of Trump’s most loyal supporters is Lou Dobbs, a host on Fox Business has been parroting pro-Trump conspiracy theories about election fraud, virtually since the results were confirmed. However, these claims have not gone unnoticed and one of the companies that has been accused of fraud have issued a complaint threatening legal action. 

According to MediaITE,Smartmatic, a Florida-based company that builds voting machines, sent a letter to Fox and other conservative networks asking them to stop promoting these baseless theories about their company. Some of these have reportedly been touted by Dobbs on his Fox Business show. 

This letter has effectively forced Dobbs to issue a sort of apology where he aired a bizarre segment where his own conspiracy theories were debunked. He said, “There are lots of opinions about the integrity of the election, the irregularities of mail-in voting, of election voting machines and voting software. One of the companies is Smartmatic, and we reached out to one of the leading authorities on open source software for elections, Eddie Perez, for his insight and views.”

A recorded segment then airs where Perez, who is the Global Director of Technology Development & Open Standards for the Open Source Election Technology Institute, bluntly answers questions about the supposed fraud and shuts down all of the claims. “I have not seen any evidence that Smartmatic’s software was used to delete, change, alter anything related to vote tabulation,” says Perez.

According to Vox journalist, Aaron Rupar the segment ended by cutting to an advertisement break without further comment by Dobbs.

MediaITE adds that they understand the same segment will be aired on Jeannie Pirro’s Saturday Fox News show and Maria Bartiromo’s Fox News show on Sunday.

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