Political Statistician To Georgia Dem: Stop ‘Making S**T Up’

Political statistician Nate Silver ordered Democratic Georgia congressional candidate Jon Ossoff to stop using his name in fundraising emails in a Tweet Monday evening.

Ossoff sent a fundraising email to supporters that argued Silver had claimed Ossoff’s win was the only way for Democrats to retake the house in the 2018 midterm elections.

https://twitter.com/williamjordann/status/851542390846443520

The email uses the phrase “shocking announcement” to assert the owner of statistics site 538 worded the statement in a way that revealed him to be a Democrat.

 “If Democrats want to take back the House, We MUST win the Georgia special election,” the Ossoff campaign alleged Silver said.

Nate Silver retweeted the assertion, adding, “Making shit up that @natesilver never said.”

https://twitter.com/NateSilver538/status/851543617403588608

Ossoff dominates in fundraising, announcing he raised over $8.3 million in the first quarter of 2017. He also leads by a wide margin in recent polling. Despite those advantages, he misled voters about his national security credentials, according to the Washington Free Beacon.