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Democrat J.D. Scholten has partnered with Rural Vote to “combat misinformation in rural communities across America.” He sends out emails often in an effort to call out this misinformation and he is asking others to report misinformation to Rural Vote so they can correct it.

“Whether it’s a radio ad claiming that President Biden’s American Jobs Plan will hurt farmers or an online ad peddling misinformation about COVID-19, we want to know about it!” the latest email states.

After all, according to Scholten’s email, the only way to effectively fight back against misinformation is to track where it’s coming from and who they’re trying to influence.

It is funny, though, as it has been one week since Congresswoman Cindy Axne said “we have hospitals right here in Des Moines and they have no more beds left…you have a heart attack, guess what? You’re out of luck. Your child gets in a car accident…unfortunately, they’re out of luck.”

Axne’s own staff had to clarify those remarks. The hospitalizations are nothing like they were at the 2020 peak. And it was Blank Children’s Hospital that confirmed it was suspending elective surgeries due to capacity issues. A spokesperson for MercyOne said some of their facilities were “short on space.”

Not exactly people having a heart attack going without treatment or a hospital bed.

Yet I have not seen Scholten and Rural Vote correct the misinformation from Axne.

Perhaps everyone should make sure Scholten sees it and send it to him?

Or perhaps he doesn’t care when the “misinformation” comes from people within the Democrat Party.

I mean, realistically, if Scholten were going to correct all the misinformation from Democrats, he would have no time to make up the misinformation he believes comes from Republicans.

Author: Jacob Hall