Newsmax Issues Apology To Dominion’s Eric Coomer For False Election Coverage
Following extensive coverage insinuating Dominion Voting Systems rigged the 2020 election, right-wing media company Newsmax has issued a full retraction of their election fraud claims. The company also apologized to a specific Dominion employee regularly targeted in their coverage.
“Newsmax subsequently found no evidence that such allegations were true. Many of the states whose results were contested by the Trump campaign after the November 2020 election have conducted extensive recounts and audits, and each of these states certified the results as legal and final,” reads a statement from Newsmax that was read on air.
The company also apologized to Dr. Eric Coomer, an elections expert from Dominion. “Newsmax has found no evidence that Dr. Coomer interfered with Dominion voting machines or voting software in any way, nor that Dr. Coomer ever claimed to have done so,” reads the company’s statement. “Nor has Newsmax found any evidence that Dr. Coomer ever participated in any conversation with members of ‘Antifa,’ nor that he was directly involved with any partisan political organization.”
Coomer claimed in a lawsuit filed against One American News (OAN) and Newsmax that the companies amplified and endorsed debunked conspiracy theories about him and his company, forcing Coomer and his family to go into hiding. Coomer said in his suit that he has been receiving death threats continuously since the two company’s claims began airing.
After Newsmax issued their retraction and apology, Coomer agreed to drop the suit against the network. But Coomer is still maintaining suit against former President Donald Trump and his campaign on similar defamation charges.