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A Misleading Dark Money Attack on Ossoff

December 1, 2020 /

A Republican TV ad falsely suggests that “liberal megadonors” are spending $1 billion in “dark money” to help Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s Senate runoff…

Trump Repeats Baseless, False Claims About the Election

November 30, 2020 /

In his first interview since Election Day, President Donald Trump recapped baseless, false and misleading claims he has made before of a “rigged” election. Trump…

Ad Links Warnock to ‘Defunding the Police’

November 25, 2020 /

A conservative group’s deceptive TV ad suggests that Democrat Raphael Warnock supports defunding the police. He has said multiple times that he doesn’t. The ad,…

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…

No ‘Landslide’ for Biden, Either

November 24, 2020 /

Provided President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College margin of victory holds — and we have seen no reason so far to believe it will not —…

The Facts on Trump’s Post-Election Legal Challenges

November 20, 2020 /

On Nov. 19, President Donald Trump’s legal team spouted a gusher of false and unfounded allegations of voter fraud at a 90-minute press conference. We…

Trump Misinformation on Georgia Ballot Rejections

November 20, 2020 /

The percentage of mail-in ballots rejected in Georgia due to signature issues this year was about the same as in the 2016 and 2018 general…

Paul Misleads on Natural Infection and COVID-19 Vaccines

November 19, 2020 /

In a tweet, Sen. Rand Paul misleadingly suggested that immunity from “[n]aturally acquired” COVID-19 was better than that from a vaccine. But it’s not known…

Loeffler-Warnock Runoff Starts with Attack Ads

November 19, 2020 /

About a week after Georgia’s special election headed to a runoff, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a Republican, and Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, both launched questionable…

Twisting the Facts on ‘Dirty Money’ in the Georgia Race

November 19, 2020 /

Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff’s production company received payments from a Hong Kong media company and Al Jazeera for the rights to air investigative…