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False Claims of Fraud in Georgia Runoffs

False Claims of Fraud in Georgia Runoffs

Online posts falsely claim that there was fraud in the Senate runoff elections in Georgia, but the only evidence they offer are clips of election night newscasts that corrected two data-entry errors.

FactChecking the Georgia Senate Runoffs

FactChecking the Georgia Senate Runoffs

We recap the facts behind the claims made in some of the many attack ads released by the campaigns and outside groups in Georgia’s two Senate runoff elections.

Perdue’s Shaky Claim of a Nonexistent ‘Investigation’

Perdue’s Shaky Claim of a Nonexistent ‘Investigation’

A TV ad from Republican Sen. David Perdue’s campaign claims a supposed “China scandal” involving his challenger, Democrat Jon Ossoff, “keeps getting worse.” But it’s the distortions of the facts that are getting worse, not any “scandal.”

Cherry-Picked Pay-Raise Attacks on Perdue

Cherry-Picked Pay-Raise Attacks on Perdue

A Democratic super PAC cherry-picks from huge appropriations bills that Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue opposed in order to accuse him of trying to increase his own pay while rejecting pay increases for the military.

Primer on Trump’s Visit to Georgia

Primer on Trump’s Visit to Georgia

In advance of President Donald Trump’s visit to Georgia, we recap our fact-checking reports on the Georgia Senate races and Trump’s false, misleading and unfounded statements about alleged election fraud in that state.

A Misleading Dark Money Attack on Ossoff

A Misleading Dark Money Attack on Ossoff

A Republican TV ad falsely suggests that “liberal megadonors” are spending $1 billion in “dark money” to help Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s Senate runoff race. That’s how much multiple experts estimate may be spent on all candidates in both Georgia Senate elections for the entire 2020 campaign.

Twisting the Facts on ‘Dirty Money’ in the Georgia Race

Twisting the Facts on ‘Dirty Money’ in the Georgia Race

Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff’s production company received payments from a Hong Kong media company and Al Jazeera for the rights to air investigative pieces, but a Republican TV ad misleadingly claims Ossoff got cash from “Chinese communists and terrorist sympathizers.”

Opening Ads in the Perdue-Ossoff Runoff

Opening Ads in the Perdue-Ossoff Runoff

In the first TV ads of the runoff campaign that could help decide the balance of the Senate, Republican Sen. David Perdue warned his opponent would “radically change America,” while Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff accused his opponent of downplaying the coronavirus.

Video: Durbin’s ‘History’ of Distortions

Video: Durbin’s ‘History’ of Distortions

In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper examines efforts by Republican Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue to discredit Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin’s account of President Trump using profanity to disparage African countries at an immigration meeting in the Oval Office.

Durbin’s ‘History’ of Misrepresentations

Durbin’s ‘History’ of Misrepresentations

Two Republican senators suggest Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin’s account of President Trump using profanity to disparage African countries should not be believed because Durbin has a “history” of misrepresenting what was said at White House meetings. But they are not telling the whole story.