Bobby Piton, a mathematician who testified Monday at an election integrity hearing in Phoenix, Arizona, was suspended by Twitter that same day.
As the state certified its election results, Piton testified that the data he has collected county-by-county showed clear anomalies, as 95-99 percent of registered voters voted in key demographics: “Something is very wrong,” he said.
The Trump campaign shared a video clip of his remarks, to include Piton saying, “I would have never ever have certified, I would rather resign than have certified those results.”
“If I was an executive at a publicly traded company, I would never sign that because I risk jail time and having all my money taken from me in lawsuits,” he added. “I believe [the numbers] are fraudulent based on the data… I’d be willing to put my life on it, I’m that sure about the analysis.”
Expert witness says he believes the numbers in Arizona are fraudulent based on the data: “I’d rather resign than have certified those results” in Arizona today pic.twitter.com/qbDwb76Bg8
— Team Trump (@TeamTrump) November 30, 2020
It’s not clear why Piton’s account was suspended by Twitter, or what “rules” he may have violated.
Benny Johnson, the chief creative officer at Turning Point USA, asked: Was this an “error” too like when this happened to @dougmastriano [during] the Pennsylvania hearing?”
Was this an “error” too like when this happened to @dougmastriano doing the Pennsylvania hearing? https://t.co/i1Dk329ezP
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 30, 2020
This being a reference to Pennsylvania’s Republican state Sen. Doug Mastriano, who was suspended from Twitter after he organized a hearing in Gettysburg to investigate claims of widespread vote fraud.
“We move heaven and earth with American dollars to secure elections in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere. We can’t do it in our own state?” Mastriano said. “There’s people in Pennsylvania not interested in safe, secure elections.”
This censorship is unacceptable in America. A nation that I served for most of my adult life…
The point of Twitter suspending this personal account is to prevent me from posting to my Senate account— to silence our voice. pic.twitter.com/ZqxUCcUxo6
— Senator Doug Mastriano (@SenMastriano) November 27, 2020
Twitter would later claim the suspension was done in “error” — an odd mistake that never seems to happen on the left.
“This account was mistakenly suspended for perceived violations of our impersonation policy. This was an error. We have immediately reversed the decision and the account has been reinstated,” a Twitter spokesperson said.
In a follow-up tweet, Johnson pressed: “What are the odds that BOTH @bobbypiton and [email protected]dougmastriano were involved in hearings and violated Twitter’s rules severely enough to be suspended in the same day?”
Again, Jack Dorsey has testified under oath that political views play no role in policy enforcement.
What are the odds that BOTH @bobbypiton and @dougmastriano were involved in hearings and violated Twitter’s rules severely enough to be suspended in the same day? pic.twitter.com/D5eS875Myn
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 30, 2020
Online censorship is a great concern among those on the right, who are seemingly targeted exclusively.
And should you Google Piton’s name, you will find a virtual media blackout on his testimony and the fact that his Twitter account had been suspended.
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
Clearly @Jack subscribes to the George Costanza theory of life: It’s not a lie if you believe it.
— TresHall (@gingertreshall on Parler) (@gingertreshall) November 30, 2020
It was just an oversight I’m sure. Totally an accident! Judge, it was just an accident! I didn’t mean to put that iPhone on my pocket.
— ₿ucky King Co Official (@buckykingco) December 1, 2020
I’ve had enough. This is insane.
The Dem/Media/Tech “leaders” will absolutely pay real consequences.
The election doesn’t even matter in that sense.
It’s like when your best friend tries to nail your spouse. Success doesn’t matter. The ass-kicking is just for the attempt.
— Holly Martins (@likesoy) December 1, 2020
Jack Dorsey lies easily. His arrogance will be his downfall. He thinks he is untouchable. He is wrong. Sadly wrong.
— Lise Ammerman (@AmmermanLise) December 1, 2020
They just deem it misinformation and then ban or suspend. It is funny that the “misinformation” is only ever coming from one side of the aisle.
— Bayard Binx (@BayardBinx) December 1, 2020
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