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GOP Ad Mischaracterizes Michigan Candidate’s Response to 2020 Protests

GOP Ad Mischaracterizes Michigan Candidate’s Response to 2020 Protests

A day after a protest in Grand Rapids inspired by the murder of George Floyd turned violent, Democratic House candidate Hillary Scholten of Michigan pleaded for “peaceful” protests and urged demonstrators “to not resort to violence and destruction.” An ad from a Republican PAC falsely claims Scholten “dismissed the destruction.”

Tactical Unit, Not Off-Duty Officer, Killed Uvalde Gunman

Tactical Unit, Not Off-Duty Officer, Killed Uvalde Gunman

Jacob Albarado, who has been described in media reports as an off-duty Customs and Border Protection officer, helped students escape the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde on May 24. But online rumors falsely claim he was the CBP officer who killed the shooter. Albarado has said in interviews, “I didn’t shoot the guy.”

Loeffler-Warnock Runoff Starts with Attack Ads

Loeffler-Warnock Runoff Starts with Attack Ads

About a week after Georgia’s special election headed to a runoff, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a Republican, and Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, both launched questionable attacks that the other candidate has disputed.

Trump on the Stump

Trump on the Stump

We identified 46 false and misleading claims Trump made in six stump speeches from Oct. 12 to Oct. 16.

Trump’s Law and Order Distortions

Trump’s Law and Order Distortions

President Donald Trump made false and misleading statements in an attempt to contrast his stance on law enforcement with that of Joe Biden, his Democratic opponent in the presidential race.

Trump Spins Quotes by/About Biden

Trump Spins Quotes by/About Biden

In campaign rallies in Nevada, President Donald Trump twisted remarks made by Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and gave a disputed description of comments by Biden’s former chief of staff.

Republican Convention Night 2

Republican Convention Night 2

The fact-checking fodder included claims about the economy, the Democratic nominee and the president’s actions. 

Republican Convention Opening Night

Republican Convention Opening Night

On Day 1, Republicans made numerous false and misleading claims on tax cuts, the economy, immigration and COVID-19, among other topics.