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Fabricated Claim of Biden Campaign Official’s Arrest

November 17, 2020 /

Quick Take A viral tale on social media falsely claims that a campaign official for President-elect Joe Biden was arrested in an illegal ballot-harvesting scheme…

Bogus Theory Claims Supercomputer Switched Votes in Election

November 13, 2020 /

Quick Take A baseless conspiracy theory claims that a secret supercomputer was used to switch votes from Donald Trump to Joe Biden. Experts — and…

Biden Did Not Invent the ‘Office of President-Elect’

November 13, 2020 /

Quick Take Social media posts falsely claim that former Vice President Joe Biden “invented the Office of President-elect.” Donald Trump and Barack Obama also used…

Ballot ‘Curing’ in Pennsylvania

November 13, 2020 /

Counties in Pennsylvania employed inconsistent policies when it came to “curing” ballots — notifying voters of an error in their mail-in ballot so they could…

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…

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…

Faulty Claim About ‘Biden-Only’ Ballots in Georgia

November 12, 2020 /

Quick Take Campaign officials for President Donald Trump and supporters have promoted the faulty claim that Joe Biden received nearly 100,000 votes in Georgia through ballots that only…

Trump Baselessly Alleges COVID-19 Vaccine Announcement Was Delayed

November 11, 2020 /

In a series of tweets, President Donald Trump claimed — without evidence — that the pharma company Pfizer and his own Food and Drug Administration…

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…

Falsehood Tells of Withdrawn Pennsylvania Projection

November 10, 2020 /

Quick Take Viral social media posts claim that the website RealClearPolitics rescinded a projection that Joe Biden had won Pennsylvania. But the website never called…