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Trump Misleads on Ballots Again

Trump Misleads on Ballots Again

About 2,100 voters in Los Angeles County accidentally received mail-in ballots earlier this month without the presidential race. But President Trump described a case where ballots “had everything on it” except “my name.”

Trump’s Misleading Medicare Boast

Trump’s Misleading Medicare Boast

In a Florida speech about senior citizens, President Donald Trump made misleading comparisons of Medicare costs under his administration and his predecessor’s. 

Deceptive Trump Ad Attacks Biden on Guns

Deceptive Trump Ad Attacks Biden on Guns

A Trump campaign ad uses an out-of-context video clip to claim Joe Biden confirmed he will come for the guns of Americans if he’s elected president. In the unedited video, Biden was talking about his opposition to so-called “assault weapons” — not all firearms.

Trump’s False Claim That Michigan Is ‘Closed’

Trump’s False Claim That Michigan Is ‘Closed’

In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that the state of Michigan is “closed,” specifically and falsely mentioning churches and schools.

Biden Misquotes Trump on Gold Star Families

Biden Misquotes Trump on Gold Star Families

On the subject of President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden misquoted Trump as saying, “I probably got it from Blue Star parents.” That’s not what Trump said.

Biden Bungles Clemency, Race Statistics

Biden Bungles Clemency, Race Statistics

During an NBC News town hall, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden botched statistics about clemencies during the Obama administration and the size of the Black population in Delaware.

Trump’s False Auto Industry Claims

Trump’s False Auto Industry Claims

Continuing a yearslong trend, President Donald Trump made false and misleading comments about new auto plants in Michigan, and the industry at large.

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.”

Biden’s False Statement About the Trade Deficit

Biden’s False Statement About the Trade Deficit

In a campaign speech in Warren, Michigan, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden falsely claimed that the United States’ trade deficit had “hit an all-time high” under President Donald Trump.