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Wisconsin Recount Q&A

Wisconsin Recount Q&A

On the same day that several news organizations called the presidential race in Wisconsin for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, the campaign of President Donald Trump announced it would request a recount. How would it work?

Viral Posts Misreport Data on Registered Voters in Wisconsin

Viral Posts Misreport Data on Registered Voters in Wisconsin

Viral posts on Facebook falsely claim there were more votes cast in the 2020 election in Wisconsin than there were registered voters. According to state data, the number of registered voters exceeded the votes cast by nearly 388,000, as of Nov. 1.

A Guide to the Candidates’ Claims

A Guide to the Candidates’ Claims

This is a guide to key stories we did during the 2020 election between Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden.

Trump’s False Claims About Dairy Farms

Trump’s False Claims About Dairy Farms

In Wisconsin, President Trump falsely claimed the state’s dairy farms were “decimated” under the Obama/Biden administration but “now … are doing very well,” and he greatly overstated the potential impact of the new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.

Posts Distort Facts on Jacob Blake Charges

Posts Distort Facts on Jacob Blake Charges

Posts on social media falsely claim that the man shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, “wouldn’t have been shot if he was still in prison for raping the 14 year old.” There’s no evidence he was ever charged with such a crime — let alone convicted and imprisoned. Jacob Blake was charged in July with sexually assaulting an adult woman, but has not been convicted.

Examining Biden’s Farm Bankruptcy Claim

Examining Biden’s Farm Bankruptcy Claim

Joe Biden claimed that farm bankruptcies increased last year “due largely to Trump’s unmitigated disaster of a tariff war.” International trade was a factor, but there were additional reasons that predate the trade war.

Trump’s Claims on IG, Wisconsin Election

Trump’s Claims on IG, Wisconsin Election

At the White House coronavirus task force press briefing on April 7, President Donald Trump distorted the facts about the person he dismissed as the chief watchdog for spending under the new pandemic relief legislation and the Wisconsin election, which took place as scheduled despite the coronavirus outbreak.

Video: FactChecking Trump’s Wisconsin Rally

Video: FactChecking Trump’s Wisconsin Rally

In this week’s fact-check video, CNN’s Jake Tapper looks at seven false or misleading claims President Donald Trump made at a recent campaign rally in Wisconsin.

Trump Wrong About Wisconsin Election Results

Trump Wrong About Wisconsin Election Results

President Donald Trump got his election history wrong when he said that Ronald Reagan lost Wisconsin, and that before his 2016 win, no GOP presidential candidate had won the state since Dwight Eisenhower in 1952.

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A conservative super PAC that supports or opposes candidates based on their adherence to the “Blueprint for the Restoration of America.”