Viewing Month: August 2020

Final Night of the Democratic Convention

August 21, 2020 /

Summary As the socially distanced convention came to a close, Joe Biden accepted the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination with a speech that was largely accurate,…

Democratic Convention Night 3

August 20, 2020 /

Summary It was another quiet night on the fact-checking front at the Democratic National Convention. We found former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton cited a dubious…

Democratic Convention Night 2

August 19, 2020 /

Summary It was another unconventional night for fact-checkers at the truncated Democratic National Convention that has been forced to go virtual because of the coronavirus…

Tweet, Shared by Trump, Misrepresents Photo as ‘Mail-in Voting’ Protest

August 18, 2020 /

Quick Take A photo taken at a Black Lives Matter protest in June is now being shared on social media, including by President Donald Trump,…

Democratic Convention Opening Night

August 18, 2020 /

Summary Our major finding from the first night of the four-day 2020 Democratic National Convention is that it wasn’t accurate to call it a “convention”…

Mailbag: Our Headline on U.S. Postal Service Story

August 17, 2020 /

Numerous readers in recent days sent us emails questioning why we have not changed the headline on our June story [“Biden Floats Baseless Election Conspiracy,”…

Biden’s Greatest Hits

August 17, 2020 /

As the Democratic National Convention kicks off today, we thought it would be helpful to highlight some of the claims we have fact-checked from presumptive…

Trump Campaign Exaggerates Potential for Mail-In Voting Fraud After Election

August 14, 2020 /

The latest concern raised by the Trump campaign about mail-in voting is that some states run by Democrats will allow votes to be cast and counted after…

Trump Proves Biden Right on USPS Funding, Mail-In Ballots

August 14, 2020 /

In late June, Joe Biden claimed President Donald Trump “wants to cut off money for the post office so they cannot deliver mail-in ballots.” At…

FactChecking Sen. Kamala Harris

August 11, 2020 /

As a former 2020 presidential candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris — now presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate — was on our fact-checking radar…