Trump Misleads on Ballots Again

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In early October, about 2,100 voters in Los Angeles County accidentally received mail-in ballots that were missing the presidential race entirely. The county sent corrected ballots to them. But President Donald Trump appears to have twisted the episode to claim the ballots “had everything on it” except “my name.” Trump […]

Video: FactChecking the Final Debate

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In this video, we review several false and misleading claims that President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden made at the final presidential debate on Oct. 22.  Here are the claims that we cover in the video: Trump accused Biden of receiving “$3.5 million from Russia.” There’s no […]

Posts Target Trump With False Claim on MAGA Hats

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Quick Take Social media posts erroneously suggest that President Donald Trump’s campaign hats are made in China, while those for former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign are made in the U.S. The official hats sold by both campaigns are made by American companies. Full Story Social media posts are wrongly […]

FactChecking the Final 2020 Presidential Debate

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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 of receiving “$3.5 million from Russia.” There’s no evidence of that. Biden said there’s “no evidence” that raising the minimum wage causes business bankruptcies. There […]

Bogus Claims of Debate Moderator Bias

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Quick Take A tabloid story alleging that Kristen Welker, moderator of the final presidential debate, is politically biased has spawned several falsehoods on social media. Welker hasn’t donated to any federal candidates, and she wasn’t “busted” for revealing a question to the Clinton campaign in 2016. Full Story Social media […]

Posts Misquote Biden on Section 8 Housing

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Quick Take Facebook posts falsely claim that at his Oct. 15 town hall event, former Vice President Joe Biden said he grew up in Section 8 housing. Biden actually said he lived in a building which “became Section 8 housing much later.” Full Story Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden often […]

Trump on the Stump

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We reviewed all of President Donald Trump’s speeches at campaign rallies over five days, from Oct. 12 to Oct. 16. There were six speeches and combined, Trump spoke for more than eight hours, averaging about one hour and 20 minutes per speech. Below is a compilation of 46 of the […]

Biden on the Stump

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After months of doing mostly virtual events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden returned to in-person events with small, socially distanced crowds in September. He’s kept up his travel in October. We reviewed Biden’s speeches on the stump between Oct. 12 and 16. He held six […]

Trump’s Misleading Medicare Boast

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In a Florida speech about senior citizens, President Donald Trump made misleading comparisons of Medicare costs under his administration and his predecessor’s. Trump claimed “premiums for Medicare health plans went up” under the Obama administration, but his administration “lowered Medicare Advantage premiums” by 34%. He is talking about premiums for […]