Famed political statistician Nate Silver, editor of FiveThirtyEight, was not at all pleased to find out he was being used as a prop in Georgia Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff's campaign. So Silver publicly told Ossoff to stop — and did so with some choice language.
In a fundraising email, Ossoff claimed that Silver had made the "stunning announcement" that, "if Democrats want to take back the House," then the Georgia Democrat "MUST win the Georgia Special Election."
.@NateSilver538 back in the fundraising emails https://t.co/yaAk99hSg9— Will Jordan (@Will Jordan)1491858501.0
The problem with the statement was that Silver never said such a thing, and the FiveThirtyEight editor took to Twitter to make sure everyone knew it.
Silver tweeted that Ossoff was "making s**t up that @NateSilver538 never said."
Also, making shit up that .@NateSilver538 never said. https://t.co/oeIJ99AMgS— Nate Silver (@Nate Silver)1491858793.0
Ossoff has a history of struggling with the truth, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
The Democrat once claimed that he had five years experience of being a congressional national security staffer. It was soon discovered that he had only five months under his belt, the outlet reported.