NEW SPOT: Dan Forest is “Wrong” for North Carolina

Jul 15, 2020

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
CONTACT: Liz Doherty

NEW SPOT: Dan Forest is “Wrong” for North Carolina 

RALEIGH — Cooper for NC released another new spot, “Wrong,” highlighting Dan Forest’s spread of dangerous misinformation in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, including his false claims that North Carolina’s curve has always been flat, young people aren’t impacted by this virus, and that masks do not work with viruses. 

Liz Doherty, Cooper for NC spokesperson, said, “Dan Forest is the wrong choice for North Carolina, as he continues to spew dangerous misinformation instead of putting the health and safety of North Carolinians first.”



Dan Forest on the coronavirus.

[Dan Forest]: North Carolina, we’ve never had a curve problem here. Our curve has always been flat.

802 Deaths, May 26, 2020

1,519 Deaths, July 11, 2020

[Dan Forest]: We know who gets this virus, who gets the bad symptoms of this virus […] because this virus is not impacting young people.

“Most COVID-19 cases in NC are now among young people.” -Raleigh News & Observer, 7/4/20

“Masks do not work with viruses” -Dan Forest, Blue Ridge Now, 7/5/20

[Newscaster 1]: Dan Forest said masks do not work with viruses. And that’s just not true. 

Dan Forest for Governor? Dangerously wrong. 



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