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Fact-Checks | Election Disinformation | Voter Fraud | Trump Lost

Human Error, Not Fraud, Shown in Fox Election Coverage of Georgia Runoff

In a clip from Fox News’ coverage of the Georgia Senate runoff, the vote tallies for both candidates briefly drop by thousands of votes. Social media posts use the clip to falsely claim election fraud. The Associated Press, which provided the data to Fox, said the clip shows a brief overestimate of votes caused by human error.

Fact-Checks | Election Disinformation | Voter Fraud | Trump Lost

Inaccurate TV Graphic Sparks Erroneous Claims of Election Fraud in Pennsylvania

Social media posts falsely suggest there was fraud in the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race, citing a TV graphic that showed Republican State Sen. Doug Mastriano with nearly 500,000 more votes than Democratic Attorney General Josh Shapiro, but Mastriano trailing 41.6% to 56.6%. The graphic showed inaccurate numbers that were quickly corrected on air.

Fact-Checks | Election Disinformation | Voter Fraud | Trump Lost

Posts Misrepresent How Florida Arrived at Quick Election Results

Florida law allows election officials to start counting early in-person and mail-in ballots before Election Day. But social media posts falsely claim Florida counted all of its more than 7 million votes in five hours on Election Day and states that took longer committed “voter fraud.” Most states don’t allow vote counting to begin until Election Day or after polls close.

Fact-Checks | Election Disinformation | Voter Fraud | Trump Lost

Ballot Processing Continues in Closely Watched States Amid Unfounded Claims of Fraud

Close Senate races are underway in some states that have different laws regarding ballot deadlines and tabulation. But some high-profile Republicans — including former President Donald Trump — have suggested, without any evidence, that “they” are trying to “cheat.” Officials in those states say they are simply trying to count every legitimate vote.

Fact-Checks | Election Disinformation | Voter Fraud | Trump Lost

Ballot Printer Delayed Maricopa Voting, Contrary to Unfounded Claims

Tabulating machines at some polling locations in Maricopa County, Arizona, couldn’t process ballots during part of Election Day, though affected voters could leave their ballots in a secure box or go elsewhere to vote. But some conservatives, including former President Donald Trump, made the unfounded claim that the setback indicated an attempt to “steal” the election.

Fact-Checks | Election Disinformation | Voter Fraud | Trump Lost

Counting Mail-In Ballots Delays Results, But Doesn’t Denote Fraud

Mail-in ballots have become a popular way to vote in the U.S. But the unfounded claim persists that mail ballots lead to rampant fraud and, if counted after Election Day, they are suspect. By law, many states don’t start counting mail ballots until after polls close, and some continue to accept them for days after Election Day if they are postmarked by that date.

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Trial over Black teen’s dreadlocks begins in Texas

A trial is getting underway in Texas concerning Darryl George, a Black Texas teenager who was repeatedly suspended from school for refusing to remove his dreadlocks. The case will decide if George’s hairstyle is protected under the state’s new CROWN Act. Cheyanne Mumphrey, national education reporter for the Associated Press, joined CBS News to discuss the case.

Trump Confirms VP Shortlist, Biden’s Operation Crazy S**t is Underway & We Play On the Money!

Trump Confirms VP Shortlist, Biden’s Operation Crazy S**t is Underway & We Play On the Money!

Joe Biden arrived in Los Angeles to raise money for his campaign, Trump confirmed a list of names on his running mate short list and is busy zeroing in on issues that don’t exist, New York Attorney General Letitia James said that she might seize Trump Tower if he can’t come up with the money to pay his $355 million fine, Hunter Biden’s attorneys say that federal prosecutors mistakenly believed that they found a picture of cocaine that was actually just sawdust, and in celebration of all the POTUS talk this week – we play our very popular game “On The Money!”

Fox News Reacts to FBI Informant Arrest & Trump Fishes For a VP | The Daily Show

Fox News Reacts to FBI Informant Arrest & Trump Fishes For a VP | The Daily Show

Desi Lydic dives into Trump’s Laura Ingraham Town Hall, and how Biden’s impeachment case is falling apart after informant Alexander Smirnov was revealed to be lying to the FBI. Plus, Jordan Klepper weighs in with some political analysis on Biden’s ability to be both a doddering old man and a criminal mastermind simultaneously.

Fact-Checks | Election Disinformation | Voter Fraud | Trump Lost

Trump Ignored Aides, Repeated False Fraud Claims

At the second hearing of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, former President Donald Trump’s top aides testified that they told him his claims of election fraud were baseless. What Trump characterized as “fraud” was just part of the “normal process,” as former Attorney General William Barr said in one instance.

Fact-Checks | Election Disinformation | Voter Fraud | Trump Lost

Evidence Gaps in ‘2000 Mules

A conservative film now playing in select theaters around the country isn’t “determinative, definitive” proof of widespread voter fraud, as former President Donald Trump has claimed.

Fact-Checks | Election Disinformation | Voter Fraud | Trump Lost

Republican TV Ad Makes False Claim About ‘Dead’ Voters

An illegal ballot cast on behalf of a deceased voter is rare, and we could find no examples of it occurring in Michigan in 2020 or 2016. Yet, a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Michigan falsely claims in a TV ad that “dead people always vote Democrat,” and misleadingly suggests it is a widespread problem in his state.

Fact-Checks | Election Disinformation | Voter Fraud | Trump Lost

TV Ad Attacking Brian Kemp Makes Unsubstantiated Georgia Election Claim

The Georgia secretary of state’s office is investigating a conservative watchdog group’s claims of illegal “ballot harvesting” in the state during the November 2020 general election and a special election runoff in January 2021. But the pending investigation is not evidence that “widespread illegal ballot harvesting” elected Georgia’s two Democratic U.S. senators, as a conservative super PAC’s TV ad claims.

Fact-Checks | Election Disinformation | Voter Fraud | Trump Lost

Exposing the Holes in a California Recall Election Conspiracy Theory

Videos on social media suggest that holes in the return envelopes being used for mail-in ballots in California were designed to allow election officials to peek inside and toss out ballots in favor of recalling Gov. Gavin Newsom. Officials say the holes serve two useful purposes, including helping the vision impaired to sign the ballot envelope in private.

Fact-Checks | Election Disinformation | Voter Fraud | Trump Lost

Debunking Trump’s Latest Arizona Election Claims

After a contractor hired by state Senate Republicans to look into the results of the 2020 Arizona election provided an update on its findings at a legislative hearing on July 15, former President Donald Trump issued a series of false and misleading statements about what it has uncovered.

Fact-Checks | Election Disinformation | Voter Fraud | Trump Lost

More Trump Election Distortions

Continuing to claim there is “so much evidence” of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, former President Donald Trump offered two new distortions of the facts about election results in Georgia, a state where recounts showed he narrowly lost by 12,670 votes.

Fact-Checks | Election Disinformation | Voter Fraud | Trump Lost

Barr Disputes U.S. Attorney’s Vote Fraud Claim

Former President Donald Trump says a former U.S. attorney in Pennsylvania was forbidden by then-Attorney General Bill Barr to investigate voter fraud in the presidential election. Barr says that’s false.

Fact-Checks | Election Disinformation | Voter Fraud | Trump Lost

Dominion’s Defamation Lawsuits Are Still Active

Dominion Voting Systems has sued Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell for making false accusations of election fraud that defamed the company after the 2020 election. Both of those lawsuits are ongoing, but a false claim circulating on social media says that “Dominion LOST their law suits.”

Fact-Checks | Election Disinformation | Voter Fraud | Trump Lost

Viral Quote About Elections Misattributed to Trey Gowdy

A viral Facebook post falsely attributes claims of widespread voter fraud and “treasonous acts” during the 2020 election to former Rep. Trey Gowdy. But he told us the statement “wasn’t from me.” We tracked the comments to a retired general who has spread unfounded conspiracy theories.

Fact-Checks | Election Disinformation | Voter Fraud | Trump Lost

Myth of Ballot Watermarks Flushed Out Again 

An audit of ballots and a forensic audit of voting equipment earlier this year found no problems in the 2020 elections in Maricopa County, Arizona. But debunked claims about voter fraud revealed by secret “watermarks” are flowing again on social media amid a Republican-led audit. County officials say no watermarks were used on the ballots.

Fallacies of Logic and Reasoning | Fake News Alerts | Critical Thinking Skills | Partisan For The People | @stowkelly

Unraveling the Circular Reasoning Fallacy: A Logical Loop of Deception

Learn about the Circular Reasoning Fallacy, a logical trap where the premise and conclusion of an argument are essentially the same, creating a self-referential loop devoid of meaningful evidence. Understand how to identify, avoid, and unravel this deceptive form of reasoning to foster critical thinking and logical analysis in discourse.

Fallacies of Logic and Reasoning | Fake News Alerts | Critical Thinking Skills | @benwhitephotography

Unveiling the Appeal to Ignorance Fallacy: A Critical Examination

Unveiling the Appeal to Ignorance Fallacy: Delve into the subtle yet potent adversary of sound reasoning. Learn how this fallacy exploits gaps in knowledge, perpetuates misinformation, and hampers critical thinking. Discover strategies to counter it and foster rational discourse.

Fact-Checks | Election Disinformation | Voter Fraud | Trump Lost

OAN Report Features Baseless Assertion of Election Fraud by Algorithm

One America News Network recently spotlighted one man’s analysis that wrongly suggests precinct-level voting data in Georgia proved a computer algorithm was used to swing the election to President Joe Biden. A hand tally of paper ballots confirmed the election outcome, one of many indications the claim is false.

Fact-Checks | Election Disinformation | Voter Fraud | Trump Lost

MyPillow CEO’s Video Rehashes Debunked Election Fraud Claims

A two-hour video, claiming to prove that the 2020 presidential election was “stolen” from former President Donald Trump, has been viewed tens of thousands of times online and aired on the cable channel One America News Network. But the video rehashes baseless conspiracy theories and debunked claims.

Fact-Checks | Election Disinformation | Voter Fraud | Trump Lost

Posts Falsely Tie Myanmar Election to Dominion Voting Systems

Social media posts falsely claim that the November election in Myanmar was conducted using Dominion Voting Systems, the company that was the focus of bogus theories about the 2020 U.S. presidential election. The company said its systems aren’t used in Myanmar, and there’s no indication that the country uses any voting machines.

Fact-Checks | Election Disinformation | Voter Fraud | Trump Lost

False Claims of Fraud in Georgia Runoffs

Online posts falsely claim that there was fraud in the Senate runoff elections in Georgia, but the only evidence they offer are clips of election night newscasts that corrected two data-entry errors.

Fact-Checks | Election Disinformation | Voter Fraud | Trump Lost

Trump’s Falsehood-Filled ‘Save America’ Rally

Prior to the violence that disrupted Congress’ counting of the electoral votes, President Donald Trump gave an indignant speech filled with falsehoods about the presidential election he lost two months ago to Democrat Joe Biden.

Immigration | Voters Issues | @timmossholder

Unraveling Misinformation About Bipartisan Immigration Bill

Even before a bipartisan group of senators unveiled the text of a foreign aid and immigration overhaul bill on Feb. 4, it faced significant opposition from former President Donald Trump and other Republican leaders. We’ll explain what was in the legislation and the facts on two popular talking points.

Guns and Second Amendment | Voters Issues | @stngr

Students in Israel Don’t Carry Guns to Class, Contrary to Social Media Posts

Israel has established strict measures in response to armed attacks on its schoolchildren. But social media posts falsely claim there have been “no school shootings in Israel” and use a photo to misleadingly suggest students carry weapons to class. Only guards and other specific personnel — not students — can carry arms in Israeli schools.

Education | Voters Issues | @garinchadwick

Trump’s Hollow Claim about ‘Inner Cities

President Donald Trump claimed that his administration is “spending a lot of money on the inner cities.” But there has been little change in spending so far, and his first budget proposes to cut or eliminate funding for some programs that benefit cities.

Education | Voters Issues | @claritycontrol

Illinois School District’s Shift to Equitable Grading Is Misrepresented Online

A school district in Illinois is considering implementing “equitable grading,” which would focus more on evaluating student learning than class participation or homework. A conservative website misrepresented the idea as a “race-based grading system” in a story that went viral. The equitable grading system would apply to all students.

Fact-Checks | Election Disinformation | Voter Fraud | Trump Lost

Flawed Calculation Behind False Claim of Fraudulent Votes

President Donald Trump and tens of thousands of others have shared a false claim on social media that there were “13 MILLION” more votes cast in the 2020 election than eligible voters who participated. That falsehood rests on a flawed calculation.

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Making airlines pay up when flights are delayed or canceled

Never mind luxury travel, now some airline passengers pay extra just for the basics. But getting your money back when a flight gets canceled or significantly delayed is one effort the Biden’s administration’s Transportation Department has tried to address as part of a new tough stance on the airline industry, especially after multiple instances of air travel gone awry.

Fact-Checks | Election Disinformation | Voter Fraud | Trump Lost

False Claim About Biden’s Win Probability

Facebook posts have repeated a false claim about a “one in a quadrillion” chance that President-elect Joe Biden received more votes than President Donald Trump in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Experts told us the claim misuses a questionable statistical analysis that made implausible assumptions about the 2020 election.