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Bogus Claim of Voter Fraud in Ohio

Q: Were there “major signs of voter fraud” in Ohio’s congressional special election?

A: No. The Ohio Secretary of State’s office says there have been no reports of voter fraud.

Bogus Claim About LGBT History Lessons

Q: Is California forcing “schools to show kids ‘gay sex’”?

A: No. California law requires the state’s history curriculum to include “the role and contributions of” LGBT people.

Jennifer Garner Supported Hillary Clinton

Q: Did actress Jennifer Garner say, “I’m joining Trump train”?

A: There is no evidence of that. Garner supported Hillary Clinton for president in 2016.

Noncitizens Get Narrow Access to Polls in San Francisco

Q: Has San Francisco given noncitizens “the right to vote in elections”?

A: Yes, but only in San Francisco school board elections and only for parents, guardians or legal caregivers of children in the city’s schools.

YourNewsWire Hawks False Fraud Headline

Q: Is the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, “facing fraud charges”?

A: No. Two separate cases accuse Puerto Rico officials of misusing government funds, but Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz isn’t involved.

Sen. Harris Didn’t ‘Lie’ About Integration

Q: Was Sen. Kamala Harris “lying” when she tweeted about integration in the Berkeley public schools?

A: No. The school district fully integrated in 1968, and Harris began attending school in 1969.

Trumped Up Headlines Distort Old Story

Q: Did The New York Times say in 1984 that Donald Trump would be “our best president”?

A: No. That year The New York Times published a magazine story featuring Trump’s early success as a businessman, not his political potential.

Partisan Websites Spin Mexican Campaign Rhetoric

Q: Did the front-runner in the presidential race in Mexico call for an “invasion” of migrants to the U.S.?

A: No. Andrés Manuel López Obrador pledged to “defend migrants … who of necessity have to leave their villages.”

Sanders Didn’t Call Christianity Insulting

Q: Did Sen. Bernie Sanders say that Christianity is an insult to Muslims?

A: He didn’t say that. He criticized a statement made by a presidential nominee as Islamophobic.