xml:space="preserve">
xml:space="preserve">
Advertisement
Advertisement

Maryland lawmaker fires aide behind fake news site

A Maryland lawmaker has fired a legislative aide who was behind a fake news site that accused Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton of election-rigging.

Media outlets report that state Del. David Vogt III said Wednesday he terminated Cameron Harris "on the spot" after learning Harris was behind ChristianTimesNewspaper.com and a fabricated article that reported the discovery of tens of thousands "fraudulent Clinton votes" in Ohio.

Advertisement

Vogt is a Frederick County Republican.

Vogt said he was shocked when he read a New York Times article outlining Harris' creation of the story.

Advertisement

Harris recently graduated from Davidson College and had worked for the delegate since June. Harris apologized on Twitter to "those disappointed by my actions" and called for a "larger dialogue about how Americans approach the media" and other issues.

Recommended on Baltimore Sun

Advertisement
Advertisement