Spotlight: The Big Lies of 2022

By Heather Smith, MacIver Institute

2022 was an election year, so it stands to reason it produced a bumper crop of lies.

Today we’re bringing you The MacIver Institute’s Top 10 Lies of the Year, with a Wisconsin focus.  There were many contenders, and some barely missed making the cut, but these were the whoppers we thought worthy of the list.

#10 – Senator Jeff Smith’s bizarre claim that “There were no protests, there wasn’t any violence, there wasn’t anyone out there on TV everyday spouting that the election was stolen.”

Of course, this is revisionist history.  Immediately after the 2016 election, protestors took to the streets to declare the election invalid and that Trump was not the US President.  Then, protestors had to be escorted from the vote of Wisconsin’s electors. Proud protestors posed for photos while protesting. to provide proof of their passionate protests for posterity.

The mainstream media kept up a steady stream of commentary – as did the defeated Clinton – about how the election was stolen for months.  Smith’s nonsensical assertion is nothing more than one more instance of the left rejecting reality whenever it conflicts with their narrative. Many data points over the past 6 years show continued “spouting” in the months and years following the 2016 defeat of Hillary Clinton.

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