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Democratic Convention Opening Night

August 18, 2020 /

Summary Our major finding from the first night of the four-day 2020 Democratic National Convention is that it wasn’t accurate to call it a “convention”…

Mailbag: Our Headline on U.S. Postal Service Story

August 17, 2020 /

Numerous readers in recent days sent us emails questioning why we have not changed the headline on our June story [“Biden Floats Baseless Election Conspiracy,”…

Biden’s Greatest Hits

August 17, 2020 /

As the Democratic National Convention kicks off today, we thought it would be helpful to highlight some of the claims we have fact-checked from presumptive…

Trump Campaign Exaggerates Potential for Mail-In Voting Fraud After Election

August 14, 2020 /

The latest concern raised by the Trump campaign about mail-in voting is that some states run by Democrats will allow votes to be cast and counted after…

Trump Proves Biden Right on USPS Funding, Mail-In Ballots

August 14, 2020 /

In late June, Joe Biden claimed President Donald Trump “wants to cut off money for the post office so they cannot deliver mail-in ballots.” At…

FactChecking Sen. Kamala Harris

August 11, 2020 /

As a former 2020 presidential candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris — now presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate — was on our fact-checking radar…

Kamala Harris Is Eligible to Serve as President

August 11, 2020 /

Quick Take Kamala Harris, former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate, is eligible to serve as U.S. president, contrary to the false claims of viral…

Republican Group Selectively Edits Biden Tax Remark

August 7, 2020 /

A Republican group’s TV ad uses an out-of-context video clip of Joe Biden saying if he is elected president, “your taxes are going to be…

Video Using Trump’s State of the Union Address Wasn’t ‘Banned’

August 7, 2020 /

Quick Take A viral video on Facebook claims to show a “campaign ad” for President Donald Trump that was “banned” by Facebook. There’s no evidence…

Dueling Trump, Biden Claims on COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution

August 7, 2020 /

As scientists work to find a safe vaccine for COVID-19, President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, have made competing claims about the…