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

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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."

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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."

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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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