Election Interference: Twitter Suspends America First Congressional Candidate Hours Before His Florida GOP Primary

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Last Updated on August 23, 2022

America First congressional candidate Dr. Drew Montez Clark was suspended from Twitter just hours ahead of Florida’s GOP primaries, where Clark is set to cement his place as the Republican Party’s nominee for Congress in the state’s 20th District.

Dr. Drew Montez Clark was suspended from Twitter less than 24 hours before polls were scheduled to open in Florida’s 2022 primaries in a brazen case of Big Tech election interference. It is unclear why Clark was suspended from the platform known for its censorship of conservative and pro-America voices and some Twitter users have suggested he was banned simply for being a Black conservative.

While Twitter has been able to operate in most cases with seeming impunity, even booting the President of the United States for running afoul of the liberal world order, their targeting of Dr. Clark violates legislation signed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and meant to protect the free speech rights of the state’s citizens.

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Under S.B. 7072, Big Tech is expressly prohibited from de-platforming Florida’s political candidates. In the case of Dr. Clark, the Florida Election Commission is required under the pro-speech legislation to impose fines of $25,000 a day against Twitter, for their blatant election meddling.

“Twitter suspending Dr. Drew Clark just ahead of his primary is precisely why @GovRonDeSantis signed S.B. 7072 into law,” tweeted Florida State Senator Joe Gruters, the Trump-backed Chairman of the state’s Republican Party.

“Twitter should reinstate Dr. Drew’s account at once, as well as the suspended accounts of every candidate for office and Floridian they’ve previously silenced.”

Clark is running for Congress in Florida’s blue 20th District in a region that has traditionally elected Democrats with severe corruption issues. In that race, he’s reportedly experiencing a groundswell of support coming from those who have been ignored by their notoriously corrupt Democrat representatives for years.

Putting Democrats in an even more vulnerable position, incumbent Democrat Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick has only held the seat since earlier this year when the AOC-aligned Haitian immigrant narrowly won a special election to replace longtime politician Alcee Hastings after his passing. Hastings was impeached by Congress in the 1980s and was convicted by the US Senate on charges of bribery and perjury. Though Hastings was removed from Congress, he wasn’t barred from holding future office and returned to DC, serving multiple terms before his death last year.

Though his successor, Rep. Cherfilus-McCormick, has only been in office for a few months, she’s already facing corruption charges of her own from fellow Democrats and faces Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness in the Democrat Primary.

Thickening the plot of Democrat corruption in the 20th District, Holness’s daughter, Damara Holness, a former President of the Broward County Democratic Black Caucus, was convicted and sentenced to 20 months in federal prison after she was busted committing coronavirus relief fraud. Holness used a defunct business to rip off taxpayers for hundreds of thousands of dollars intended to help actual small businesses survive Draconian shutdowns.

Amidst public pressure, Twitter appears to have re-instated the account of Dr. Clark. On his profile, which has over 12,000 followers, a recent tweet sheds light on what could have been behind Twitter’s motives in their attempt to silence him. In it, Clark called for Big Tech to be held accountable and called for the notorious Section 230 that protects Big Tech social media corporations to be “on the agenda” when executives are finally subpoenaed to testify before Congress.

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