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The 2020 election is over, but the lawsuits are just starting
Feb 4, 2021
Episode 363

The 2020 election is over, but the lawsuits are just starting

Who, if anyone, is on the hook for that $2.7 billion?

Voting tech company Smartmatic is suing several of Donald Trump’s allies, Fox News personalities and the network itself for an eye-watering $2.7 billion in damages over false claims of fraud in the 2020 election. Another company, Dominion, has been rattling its saber as well. Today we’ll talk about where those suits might go and why even the right-wing Newsmax is backing off its #StopTheSteal claims. Plus: Snow cocktails!

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