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|FALSE||Claim by Charlie Kirk: “2 hour wait minimum at most polling places in Maricopa. Democrats running elections here knew this would happen. Traffic jam by design. DONT LET THEM DO 2020 AGAIN.”
FactCheck.org rating: False (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.)
|Claim by Citizens for Sanity: President Joe Biden and Democrats “send a fortune to Ukraine but nothing for our children.”
PolitiFact rating: Pants on Fire (One of the efforts from Democrats — an expansion of the child tax credit that was included in Biden’s American Rescue Plan of 2021 — paid out $92 billion to U.S. families with children, or 1.5 times the amount that the U.S. has spent so far on Ukraine.)
|TRUE||Did he say it?: Former U.S. President Donald Trump said in an interview about GOP candidates before the 2022 midterm elections: “I think if they win, I should get all the credit, and if they lose, I should not be blamed at all.”
Snopes.com rating: Correct Attribution
|Claim by Mike Lindell: Midterm election graphs promoted by My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell on social media and his Frank Speech website prove the races were stolen.
Lead Stories rating: False (Nothing out of ordinary.)
|FALSE||Claim by Zachary Stieber, Stephen Hussey: “SARS-CoV-2 vaccination was associated with higher risk of myocarditis death […] risk of myocarditis following SARS-CoV-2 vaccination may be more serious than that reported previously”
Health Feedback rating: Unsupported
|FALSE||(International: Australia): Claim by Joel Jammal: Former US vice-president Mike Pence acted improperly by not excluding contested states’ votes from the 2020 US election result.
Australian Associated Press rating: False (Mr Pence had no power to exclude votes. Even if he did, no state legislatures formally contested the result of the public vote.)
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