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FactChecking Biden’s Campaign-Style Speeches

FactChecking Biden’s Campaign-Style Speeches

President Joe Biden has been giving a series of campaign-style speeches, touting the success of his economic policies, which he calls “Bidenomics,” and talking about his efforts to diversify the federal courts. But we found that some of his claims were wrong or imprecise.

Post Misrepresents Legal Power of Arizona Resolution on Electronic Voting Machines

Post Misrepresents Legal Power of Arizona Resolution on Electronic Voting Machines

The Republican majority leader of the Arizona Senate informed county election officials that a Senate resolution essentially bars electronic voting systems in the state. The state’s Democratic secretary of state and attorney general say the resolution carries no legal weight. Nonetheless, based on the resolution, a Facebook post misleadingly claimed the state “has banned electronic voting machines.”

Michelle Obama Not a 2024 Presidential Candidate, Contrary to Online Posts

Michelle Obama Not a 2024 Presidential Candidate, Contrary to Online Posts

President Joe Biden has said he will seek a second term, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Marianne Williamson have said they will challenge him for the 2024 Democratic nomination. But social media posts falsely claim that the party “just confirmed Michelle Obama will be its nominee.” There is no evidence that the former first lady is a candidate.

Posts Mislead on Rules for Guns at NRA Convention, Utah GOP Event

Posts Mislead on Rules for Guns at NRA Convention, Utah GOP Event

The three-day National Rifle Association convention in Indianapolis allowed attendees to carry firearms, except for a two-hour period when former President Donald Trump and other leaders spoke in a hall secured by the Secret Service. Yet, social media posts from a Democratic advocacy group misleadingly claimed that “guns were BANNED at the NRA convention.”

Posts Distort Soros’ Comments on a DeSantis Candidacy

Posts Distort Soros’ Comments on a DeSantis Candidacy

Billionaire George Soros said Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis “is likely to be the Republican candidate” in the 2024 presidential race. But social media posts edited Soros’ remarks to falsely claim he endorsed the governor. Soros’ full remarks show that he does not support DeSantis for president and that he hopes for “a Democratic landslide.”