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Trump’s Latest Election Fraud Spin

Trump’s Latest Election Fraud Spin

In his latest election fraud spin, former President Donald Trump falsely suggested that 3,600 criminally duplicated ballots were counted in Atlanta’s Fulton County in the 2020 presidential election. He is referring to news reported months ago about errors made during an audit — not during the official ballot count. 

Trump’s Misleading Poverty Rate Comparison

Trump’s Misleading Poverty Rate Comparison

The official U.S. poverty rate in 2022 “remained stable compared to 2021,” but an alternative method of measuring poverty “increased significantly, reflecting changes in economic well-being following the end of many pandemic-era programs,” the Census Bureau says in a new report.

Viral Video Clip Misrepresents Trump Remarks on Israel

Viral Video Clip Misrepresents Trump Remarks on Israel

A video clip shared on Instagram on the day Hamas attacked Israel appears to show former President Donald Trump condemning Israel. But the clip is from a 2019 campaign rally and has been taken out of context. Trump was not expressing his opinion, but was quoting Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.

Conservative Politicians, Commentators Recirculate Old Falsehood on Aid for Immigrants

Conservative Politicians, Commentators Recirculate Old Falsehood on Aid for Immigrants

Immigrants who come to the U.S. without authorization have very limited access to government benefits. But an old falsehood revived by conservatives conflates aid given to authorized refugees with the limited assistance available to immigrants who entered the country illegally. The claim also inflates the benefits given to refugees.

Post Makes Unsupported Claim Trump Purchased a Handgun

Post Makes Unsupported Claim Trump Purchased a Handgun

While campaigning in South Carolina, former President Donald Trump saw a handgun at a gun store with his image and name on it. “I want to buy one,” he said. An online video shows Trump in the store, but the post claims he purchased the gun. The Trump campaign said, “He simply indicated he wanted one.”