A number of viral social media posts show a segment of CNN’s coverage of California’s gubernatorial recall election returns, in which the “Yes” vote count drops from 2,225,915 votes to 1,874,206 votes and the overall estimated v
As the recall election against California governor Gavin Newsom drew closer to a close, both the leading right-wing candidate and conspiracy theorists continued pushing disinformation painting the process as “rigged” before polls even opene
In the lead up to the California gubernatorial recall election of September 14 2021, the usual disinformation purveyors went into high gear, poisoning the well with wall-to-wall claims of perfidy and election theft. Overall, the California recall and i
Has an Arizona Republican's door-knocking campaign and back-of-the-envelope estimate proved there were "173,104 lost votes and 96,389 ghost votes" in Maricopa County's 2020 election? No, that's not true: Even if every person answering eve
Are House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Joe Biden being investigated by the FBI for election fraud? No, that's not true: There is no evidence offered to support this claim and no publicly available evidence supports it. The claim is
Quick Take 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 s
Speed and reach are the cornerstones of the second iteration of Reverso — a collaboration of Argentinian media organizations fighting election misinformation organized by fact-checking organization Chequeado. Originally launched in 2019, Reverso br
Fewer than one-third of voters casting ballots in last year’s U.S. presidential election did so at a polling place on Election Day as the coronavirus pandemic led states to greatly expand mail-in balloting and early voting, according to a federal rep
Did a set of computer backups released at Mike Lindell's Cyber Symposium prove Dominion Voting Systems erased "election logs" from Mesa County, Colorado, voting machines after the 2020 election? No, that's not true: Independent cybersecur
As mail-in ballots began to go out in advance of the September 2021 gubernatorial recall election in California, a spokesperson for the California Secretary of State’s office attempted to quell disinformation and confusion around the often confus
Was the fifth Mike Lindell election fraud video correct in claiming a major American voting machine company is controlled by Chinese Communist Party investors and that voting machines used in the 2020 election were hacked via the internet
After Mike Lindell's appearance on the April 28, 2021, "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" show, Lead Stories published a story titled "Attention Mike Lindell: What You May Want To Know About The 'Data' Used In Your Stolen Election Claims" that traced s
Does a blurry video posted to Mike Lindell's Frankspeech.com show internally consistent evidence of election fraud? No, that's not true: the (clearer) screenshot that serves as the thumbnail image for the video shows identical data for Pe
Will the materials Mike Lindell releases at his Cyber Symposium meet evidentiary standards of authenticity to support his claim the 2020 election was stolen? Here's how Lead Stories will test the data: By asking the questions we sent to h
At least eight GOP-controlled states have passed bans on donations to election offices this year as Republicans try to block outside funding of voting operations.
Does this DIY statistical analysis explain away recent election results and prove Donald Trump won the 2020 election? No, that's not true: In at least one state addressed by the model, experts trained in the specifics of election data ana
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has produced four video documentaries so far, all claiming to show evidence of fraud in the November 2020 election. Lead Stories has previously looked into these videos here, here, here and here and found there w
President Joe Biden's victory was certified by the Electoral College. There was no evidence of voter fraud.
https://www.factcheck.org/2021/07/debunking-trumps-latest-arizona-election-claims/ After a contractor h
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 sta
Seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady accepted an invitation to the White House for the first time since 2005.
Right-wing commentator Mike Cernovich claimed recently that HBO has “killed” a documentary about the the cyber vulnerabilities of American elections: Cernovich @CernovichHere is HBO in May 2020 promoting a documentary they produced on
On July 18 2021, the Facebook page “Call to Activism” shared the following quote meme, claiming that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) said that if Democrats pass “their voting rights bill,” then Republicans will “never win anot
This claim misrepresents a normal feature of elections - some early ballots are not returned by post because people choose to vote in person instead.
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 nar
The lawsuit alleging widespread fraud was voluntarily dropped after a judge in December found nothing but “speculation and conjecture” that votes for Trump somehow were destroyed or switched to votes for Joe Biden.
Does "The Deep Rig" unveil new or credible evidence that the 2020 election was fixed? No, that's not true: The film recycles claims that have been debunked. Without proof, it states as fact that there were "big injections of faulty votes"
In an excerpt for his upcoming book, ABC reporter Jonathan Karl recounts interviewing Bill Barr, the U.S. attorney general who fell out of favor with former President Donald Trump. Before the election, Barr echoed Trump’s falsehood that voting by m
The Maricopa County 2020 election audit is still ongoing, and the results could be announced in July.
https://www.factcheck.org/2021/06/rudy-giulianis-bogus-election-fraud-claims/ A New York court suspende
A New York court suspended former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s law license in that state for making “demonstrably false and misleading statements” about the 2020 presidential election results to the courts and the public at lar
State Senate Republicans who investigated Michigan's 2020 presidential election for months concluded there was no widespread or systemic fraud.
Many in the news business believe that a journalist’s role is to question ideas and point out inaccuracies or outright fictions, not to pretend they don’t exist.
Republicans in Arizona are still pushing the myth that President Joe Biden stole the 2020 election — a falsehood that ultimately culminated in the Jan. 6 violent attack on the U.S. Capitol. The falsehood lives on in the review of about 2.1 million ba
Factually is a newsletter about fact-checking and misinformation from Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network. Sign up here to receive it on your email every Thursday. A fraudulent export As the debate in the United States rages over the voting
Election processes in Georgia's most populous county were badly managed, sloppy and chaotic, but there was no evidence of fraud, said an independent monitor who spent many hours over several months observing county election workers.
Fact-checkers emphasized Tuesday the importance of collaboration in protecting election integrity and fighting back against false accusations of fraud. Speaking at Tuesday’s IFCN Talk, Gilberto Scofield Jr., business and development director for the