Viewing Month: October 2020

False Claim About ‘Pre-Filled Out Ballots’ in Queens

October 31, 2020 /

Quick Take A false claim circulating on social media alleges that mail-in ballots already filled out with votes for Democrats, including Joe Biden, were sent…

Can You Change Your Vote? Probably Not.

October 31, 2020 /

Q: Can people who cast their ballots in early voting change their vote? A: In most states, no. By our count, there are eight states…

Trump’s False Claims About Dairy Farms

October 30, 2020 /

In a campaign rally in Wisconsin, President Donald Trump falsely claimed the state’s dairy farms were “decimated” under the Obama/Biden administration but “now … are…

Trump Spins ER Statistic to Claim U.S. Is in ‘Great Shape’ on COVID-19

October 30, 2020 /

At recent campaign rallies, President Donald Trump has made the misleading boast that the U.S. is in “great shape” because 97% of emergency room visits…

Nothing Untoward About Counting Ballots After Election Day

October 29, 2020 /

In recent days, President Donald Trump has repeatedly and baselessly suggested that counting mail-in ballots after Election Day will result in fraud. The president, who…

FactChecking Trump’s ‘Super V’ Recovery

October 29, 2020 /

President Donald Trump has been boasting for weeks of a “super V” economic recovery. But figures released today show an economy still far from fully…

Revived Political Post Falsely Attributed, Again, to Clint Eastwood

October 29, 2020 /

Quick Take Facebook users falsely claim a post critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was written by actor Clint Eastwood. A nearly identical post…

Viral Posts Take Biden Quote on Voter Fraud Out of Context

October 29, 2020 /

Quick Take Social media posts shared by Eric Trump and Fox News host Jeanine Pirro take a quote by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden out…

Trump’s Misleading Attacks on Biden Over Fracking

October 29, 2020 /

President Donald Trump and his allies continue to ignore Joe Biden’s written plan to only prohibit permits for new oil and gas drilling on federal…

Trump Baselessly Suggests COVID-19 Deaths Inflated for Profit

October 29, 2020 /

During a campaign rally in Wisconsin, President Donald Trump questioned the reported numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the U.S. by describing a purported…