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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…

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’s Wild, Baseless Claims of Illegal Voting

November 6, 2020 /

In remarks resembling an attack on democratic elections, rather than a presidential speech, President Donald Trump doubled down on his campaign pledge: “The only way…

Trump’s Falsehood-Filled Speech on the Election

November 4, 2020 /

Before all of the votes in the 2020 election were counted, President Donald Trump wrongly claimed victory, calling for “all voting to stop” and claiming…

Viral Voting Misinformation

November 4, 2020 /

Several posts on social media have made false or misleading claims alleging voter suppression and voting fraud across the United States. Below is a roundup…

The 2020 FactCheck Awards

November 3, 2020 /

Summary It’s Election Day, which our longtime readers know means it’s time for our just-for-fun awards. Here we recognize some of the campaign ads that…

Closing Arguments of the Presidential Campaign

November 3, 2020 /

After months of campaigning, President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden made their final pitches to voters at campaign rallies in key swing…

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…

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…

FactChecking the Final 2020 Presidential Debate

October 23, 2020 /

Summary President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden faced off in the final presidential debate of the campaign. We found: Trump accused Biden…