Newsmax Issues Retraction and Apology To Dominion Employee Over Elections Stories
Newsmax has issued a retraction and offered an apology to Ed Coomer, a Dominion Voting Systems employee. The right-wing media outlet had spread rumors, without evidence, that Coomer had falsified results in the 2020 election. After outlets such as Newsmax had amplified unsubstantiated accusations of election fraud from the Trump campaign, Coomer faced death threats and lived in hiding for six months. Newsmax’s statement of apology acknowledges that it has subsequently “found no evidence that Dr. Coomer interfered with Dominion voting machines or voting software in any way.”
Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education Week plans to equip them with the tools and information they need to cast a ballot this fall.
A voting initiative started by several Black athletes and artists combatting systemic and racist voter suppression. This initiative aims at educating, energizing, and protecting the Black community’s right to vote.