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Statistician Nate Silver to Georgia Democrat: 'Stop making s**t up!

Statistician Nate Silver publicly cursed at a Georgia Democrat for "making s**t up" about Silver's work. (Getty)

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."


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."


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.

This wasn't a slip of the tongue either. Ossoff had used this as a qualification point "in campaign ads, during campaign events, and even in his campaign announcement," according to the Free Beacon.

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