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US Attorney: Conspiracy Theorists to Pay $1.25 million For Spreading Misinformation Among Black Voters

James said the men spread disinformation to sway the election in favor of their preferred candidate.

Two right-wing activists who led a disinformation campaign ahead of the 2020 election to discourage thousands of Black voters in New York and other states from voting by mail have agreed to pay a settlement of up to $1.25 million, Attorney General Letitia James said Tuesday. The effort, which deployed robocalls in the months ahead of the election, included threatening Black voters by falsely stating they would be tracked down for mandatory vaccinations, warrants and outstanding debts if they voted by mail, officials said. Click here to read more on