Today, Issue One released the first episode in its new “Truthtellers” video series that exposes the massive disinformation campaign about the 2020 election that former President Trump and his supporters continue to spread. Each episode, narrated by Weston Wamp, millennial conservative, former Republican House candidate, and host of Issue One’s “Swamp Stories” podcast, sets the record straight for the many Americans unsure about the facts to this day. Each of the videos in the series examines different widespread false claims in a short two-minute format.
“For a lot of people, there are still unanswered questions about the 2020 election — and until we answer them, a lot of my fellow Republicans aren’t going to trust our elections,” says Wamp in the opening of the first episode. “And that’s a big problem for the whole country.”
In the first video, titled “No Basis in Fact or Law,” Wamp explains the process by which Trump’s claims about a fraudulent, stolen election were properly and thoroughly investigated.
Wamp quotes former Attorney General William Barr, who found no evidence of fraud at a level that would affect the outcome of an election, as well as a host of judges appointed by the former president, who repeatedly concluded such allegations lacked any merit, lacked proof, and ultimately, held “no basis in fact or law.”
Wamp also blasts Trump attorney Sidney Powell, who, when faced with legal action for her claims of manipulated voting machines, used the defense that people shouldn’t have been foolish enough to believe her.
“On my podcast, I’ve covered examples of corruption at the highest levels of government,” says Wamp in the video. “So I’m not surprised, but I am disappointed that they actually thought we would fall for this.”
“Our democracy cannot endure if half of the nation is misled into believing that our free and fair elections are illegitimate,” said Issue One Founder and CEO Nick Penniman. “That’s why Issue One is pushing back forcefully and in a bipartisan way against those that recklessly peddle disinformation and outright lies to undermine Americans’ faith in the bedrock of our democratic republic.”
The first video has so far received nearly 125,000 views on Facebook and other social media platforms, and is part of a five-figure promotional campaign aimed at conservative and Republican audiences.
Further videos will look at claims specific to states such as Pennsylvania and Arizona.