Viewing Tag: 2020 Election

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…

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…

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…

Meme Misrepresents Old Inauguration Photo

November 24, 2020 /

Quick Take A popular meme on Facebook falsely purports to show a photo of Joe “Biden’s Inaugural stage” being built outside the White House. The…

Website Concocts False Story of Soros Arrest

November 23, 2020 /

Quick Take A bogus social media story uses a doctored image of an indictment to falsely claim George Soros has been arrested in the U.S.…

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…

Bogus Report Claims Philly Mob Boss Stuffed Ballot Boxes

November 20, 2020 /

Quick Take A dubious website claims without evidence that Philadelphia mob boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino stuffed ballot boxes for Joe Biden and the Democrats…

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,…