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Biden on the Stump

Biden on the Stump

We fact-check nine claims made by the Democratic presidential nominee in recent campaign speeches.

Social Security Didn’t Stop Mailing Checks ‘Because It’s Not Secure’

Social Security Didn’t Stop Mailing Checks ‘Because It’s Not Secure’

A social media post claims that Social Security checks have not been sent by mail “since 2013 because it’s not secure.” The Social Security Administration required electronic payment transfers in compliance with a 1996 federal law — not due to security concerns. Even so, about 850,000 checks are still mailed each month.

DSCC Falsely Attacks Daines on Social Security

DSCC Falsely Attacks Daines on Social Security

In a TV ad, a Democratic committee falsely claims Sen. Steve Daines of Montana is “pushing a plan” that could “end Social Security benefits by 2023.” He’s not.

Biden’s False Attacks on Trump’s Social Security ‘Plan’

Biden’s False Attacks on Trump’s Social Security ‘Plan’

A Biden campaign TV ad falsely claims that a government analysis of President Donald Trump’s “planned cuts to Social Security” shows that “if Trump gets his way, Social Security benefits will run out in just three years from now.”

Democratic Convention Opening Night

Democratic Convention Opening Night

A quiet first night for fact-checkers. Only a few quibbles, including on the minimum wage, mail-in voting and Social Security payments.

Biden’s Greatest Hits

Biden’s Greatest Hits

A compendium of the top false and misleading claims by the Democratic presidential candidate.