The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 11/07/2020 – Election Conspiracies Edition


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Claim Codes: Red = Fact Check on a Right Claim, Blue = Fact Check on a Left Claim, Black = Not Political/Conspiracy/Pseudoscience/Other

Claim via Social Media: Detroit has “2,503 dead people registered” including “one voter born in 1823.”

PolitiFact rating: False

Dead voters on Detroit’s voter rolls, including person born in 1823? That post is outdated

Claim by Viral Image: Georgia’s DeKalb County rejected 40,000 mail-in ballots

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Did Georgia’s DeKalb County Reject 40,000 Mail-In Ballots?

Claim by QAnon: “Dept of Homeland Security controlled ‘official ballots’ production. Dems print extras.” rating: False

Bogus QAnon Claim that Mail-In Ballots Are Illegitimate

QAnon Rating

Claim by Viral Image: the image shows ballots cast for President Donald Trump that a poll worker shredded in Pensacola, Florida

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Image Claims To Show Ballots Cast For Donald Trump Shredded By A Poll Worker In Pensacola, Florida

Claim by Raw Story: “USPS failed to deliver 27% of mail-in ballots in South Florida”

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

Claim that postal service failed to deliver 27% of mail-in ballots in South Florida is 100% wrong

Claim via Social Media: “We have the results of the senate & house, but not the President.” rating: False

All Congressional Races Aren’t Decided Yet

Claim by Donald Trump Jr.: Wisconsin voter turnout jumped from 67% in 2016 to 89% in 2020

PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire

No, Wisconsin voter turnout did not jump from 67% in 2016 to 89% in 2020

Claim by Donald Trump (R): “We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election.” rating: No Evidence

Trump Tweets Flagged by Twitter for Misinformation

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