Checking the Facts in the World of Trump

November 25, 2020 /

I guess I picked the right year to take up fact-checking. I had been in journalism for a very long time. I had run a…

Rand Paul Baselessly Says Only Anti-Trump Protesters Arrested at MAGA March

November 19, 2020 /

In an appearance on Fox News, Sen. Rand Paul claimed without evidence that only counterprotesters were arrested at the Million MAGA March and its tumultuous…

Trump Tweets Conspiracy Theory About Deleted Votes

November 13, 2020 /

In a tweet, President Donald Trump on Nov. 12 pushed the baseless theory that voting systems deleted millions of votes for him and switched thousands of…

Trump Misleadingly Claims That Ballot Count Was ‘Called Off’

November 4, 2020 /

President Donald Trump misleadingly said early in the morning after Election Day that ballot counting in states where he was leading had been “called off,”…

A Guide to the Candidates’ Claims

November 2, 2020 /

Throughout the presidential campaign we have assessed the accuracy of the claims and assertions of President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden. Here…

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…

Trump’s False Claims About Biden Wealth, Recovery Wishes

October 16, 2020 /

At a rally in North Carolina, President Donald Trump claimed Joe Biden lives in “beautiful houses all over the place” and must be “corrupt” to afford such a…

Trump’s Exaggerated Claims on Biden and Pharma in Puerto Rico

October 14, 2020 /

At a rally in Sanford, Florida, President Donald Trump made the exaggerated claim that his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, “voted to obliterate” Puerto Rico’s pharmaceutical…

Trump’s False Claim That Michigan Is ‘Closed’

October 12, 2020 /

In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that the state of Michigan is “closed,” specifically and falsely mentioning churches…

Trump’s False Claim About Mail Ballot Signatures in Nevada

September 24, 2020 /

At a rally in Vandalia, Ohio, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that Nevada voters are not required to sign their mail ballots and, if they…