Baseless Conspiracy Theory Targets Another Election Technology Company

November 25, 2020 /

Quick Take An unfounded conspiracy theory of widespread election fraud claims that an election technology company called Smartmatic switched votes in the 2020 election. But…

U.S. Army Didn’t Seize Election Servers in Germany

November 19, 2020 /

Quick Take A congressman and conservative news outlets are spreading the baseless claim that the U.S. Army seized an election software company’s server in Frankfurt,…

Pennsylvania Postal Worker Waffles on Election Fraud Claim

November 13, 2020 /

Quick Take A postal worker in Erie, Pennsylvania, claimed that his superiors were backdating postmarks on ballots, then told federal investigators that he didn’t actually…

Misleading Claim of Dead Registered Voters in Pennsylvania

November 10, 2020 /

Quick Take A misleading claim that more than 21,000 registered voters in Pennsylvania are dead is circulating online. The figure comes from a conservative group…

Claim of Michigan Postal Fraud Is Moot

November 7, 2020 /

Quick Take A video from a right-wing activist suggests that U.S. Postal Service employees backdated ballots in Michigan. The claim is unproven, but, even if…

Bogus QAnon Claim that Mail-In Ballots Are Illegitimate

November 6, 2020 /

Quick Take A bogus QAnon-related claim that many of the mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 election were illegitimate has spread widely on social media.…

Sharpie Ballots Count in Arizona

November 4, 2020 /

Quick Take The falsehood that votes for President Donald Trump weren’t counted in Arizona because the ballots were filled out with Sharpie pens spread widely…

Overblown Claims of ‘Bad Things’ at Philly Polls

November 4, 2020 /

Quick Take A story circulating on social media deceptively claims “Bad Things Are Happening in PA.” It overstates the significance of a video that shows…

Video Doesn’t Show Voter Fraud in Utah

November 3, 2020 /

Quick Take A video suggesting that there’s been “voter fraud” in Utah has been circulating online, but all it actually shows is a misunderstanding of…

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…