CNN reporter Marshall Cohen says in his Twitter bio that he’s covered the 2016 election, the Russia investigation, and impeachment, so take from that what you will. On Tuesday he came forward with what he thought was a really misleading claim: that “most states” require absentee ballots to arrive by Election Day to get counted.
While admitting it’s “technically true,” as 28 states have such a requirement, 22 states and Washington, D.C. accept ballots that are postmarked by Election Day.
Kavanaugh said "most states" require absentee ballots to arrive by Election Day to get counted. That's technically true but really misleading. "Most" in this case is 28 states. The other 22 states and DC accept ballots that are postmarked on Election Day but arrive later. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/BEKri2jrUC
— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) October 27, 2020
Speaking of misleading, why is the word “most” in quotation marks?
28 is the majority of 50, and therefore "most."
It's "True," you hack.
— Crapplefratz – The Hipster Wookie (@Crapplefratz) October 27, 2020
Do you understand what “most” means. Apparently not. So foolish.
— Sherry Kerdman (@sherry_kerdman) October 27, 2020
Look up the word most
— ??Bean ?? (@BeanFromPA) October 27, 2020
Yes, that's what "most" means
— Relax, I didn't vote for the guy you hate (@jtLOL) October 27, 2020
I'm so sorry this is happening to you.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 27, 2020
Technically correct is the best kind of correct.
— Bubba Gump Banana Company (@CaptJack36) October 27, 2020
Math is hard.
— Ozark Finesse Guy Redux (@DTReeves2) October 27, 2020
So… he’s correct…
— Marshall Roberts ? (@SCOTUSstuff) October 27, 2020
Keeping this on hand for all future applications of "most," since the definition has now changed.
— JNRtweets (@JNR4thewin) October 27, 2020
How long until @MerriamWebster updates the definition of “most”?
— Jason (@jasonhsv) October 27, 2020
It's not misleading, it's true
— Andrew J-L (@AndrewDahDude) October 27, 2020
One half of 50 = 25. 28 is greater than 25, ergo 28 states is most states.
— Just_Mike_S (@Just_Mike_S) October 27, 2020
tEchNICalLy trUE buT reAllY misLEAdInG
— Chris (@chriswithans) October 27, 2020
No, it’s technically and actually true.
— Michael Osterman (@mosterman) October 27, 2020
How is that even slightly misleading?
— the abominable bro-man (@JustinHargrav17) October 27, 2020
It isn’t. Faux outrage reaching AOC levels.
— fecundity (@fecundity17) October 27, 2020
What is the threshold for most to go from "technically true but misleading" to "true and not misleading?"
Asking for my kid's 5th grade mathematics class.
— Cole Roberts (@ColbertAZ) October 27, 2020
28 is more than 22… Even in the Common Core era.
— TJ (@te6192) October 27, 2020
You're hitting levels of 'ackshually' that many folks, myself included, didn't believe were possible.
— Ray (@ElRayDeNada) October 27, 2020
Most of the media leans left and most of the time their stories are biased toward their leanings
— Jodi Lynn (@thoughtsofjodi) October 27, 2020
I am an immigrant to this strange land and English is my second language and all but I am pretty sure Kavanaugh used the word "most" correctly, malaka.
— Dark Shadows Greek (@hellinas777) October 27, 2020
"That's technically true" … also known as TRUE.
Misleading to say something that is true is 'misleading'.
— Patrick McGuinness (@patmcguinness) October 27, 2020
28 > 22 pic.twitter.com/RSgD64Qirs
— Deplorable Me (@LKrukowski) October 27, 2020
YOU GOT HIM THIS TIME, MARSHALL!
— Arthur Boreman Once Held His Breath for 30 Seconds (@ArthurBoreman) October 27, 2020
"CNN reporter" in the bio. Now this tweet makes sense.
— Urban Meyer's my Coach (@Tittlewk93) October 27, 2020
This is one of the reasons we wanted another originalist on the Supreme Court: because words mean things.
CNN says Amy Coney Barrett’s swearing-in ‘another potential superspreader event,’ MSNBC reminds us thousands are dying https://t.co/yOJIxC6s7T
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 27, 2020
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