The New York State Supreme Court refused to dismiss Project Veritas‘ defamation lawsuit against the New York Times.
Veritas is suing the newspaper over “biased” reporting. The story in-question was an exposé of alleged ballot-harvesting in Democrat Representative Ilhan Omar’s 5th District of Minnesota.
The September report by Project Veritas used hidden cameras in an undercover sting operation to capture evidence. They posted a 16-minute video of a man bragging his car was full of hundreds of absentee ballots. He harvested the ballots for Minneapolis City Council Member Jamal Osman. The video was from July 2020. Osman won his seat in a special election in August.
Project Veritas Claims Media Bias
In October 2020, Project Veritas brought suit against the New York Times and two reporters Maggie Astor and Tiffany Hsu. In five articles throughout September and October, the reporters lambasted Project Veritas over their investigation. The pieces even suggested Project Veritas paid sources to lie about ballot harvesting allegedly taking place among Somali-American candidates.