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stated on June 6, 2023 in News release
During the spring 2020 election in Milwaukee, a reduction to only five polling locations “came days before the election and was done without proper notice to voters.”
stated on August 24, 2023 in a veto statement
GOP-authored elections bill “requires valid votes to be tossed out … if a computer rejects a signature.”
stated on August 16, 2023 in a Truth Social post
When elected Georgia governor in 2018, “Brian Kemp was over $7 million in debt.” Kemp “cut a deal” to select Dominion Voting Systems as Georgia’s voting machine vendor and “has never been in debt since.”
stated on August 27, 2023 in an interview on Meet the Press
Vice President Mike Pence on Jan. 6, 2021, could have approved the 2020 electoral votes on the condition that Congress pass an overhaul of election law.
stated on August 15, 2023 in a Truth Social post
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis “campaigned and raised money on, ‘I will get Trump.’”
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stated on August 8, 2023 in an article
Police report shows “massive 2020 voter fraud uncovered in Michigan.”
stated on August 2, 2023 in a video
Douglass Mackey was convicted “because he made a meme in the 2016 election.”
stated on August 4, 2023 in a speech in Alabama
“They are trying to make it illegal to question the results of a bad election.”
stated on June 11, 2023 in a Facebook video
Video showing someone in military gear outside a Georgia Waffle House proves that Donald Trump is president.
stated on June 19, 2023 in a video
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “faces 5 Years in Jail For FEC Crimes."
stated on June 20, 2023 in a Facebook post
A lawyer for former President Donald Trump released new proof of 2020 election fraud.
stated on May 20, 2023 in on social media
A printer error in Nassau County, New York, turned every registered voter Democratic.
stated on June 1, 2023 in a TikTok
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was “caught on tape saying he discarded 2.5 million mail-in ballots in Texas.”
stated on May 28, 2023 in a post
Video shows officials in Maricopa County, Arizona, "illegally breaking into" voting machines.
stated on May 23, 2023 in a Facebook post
“Arizona BANS Electronic Voting Machines.”
stated on May 21, 2023 in a post shared on Facebook
An Arizona judge was “forced to overturn” an election and ruled “274,000 ballots must be thrown out.”
stated on May 2, 2023 in a Facebook post
“Texas Republicans just voted to give a Republican appointee the power to single-handedly CANCEL election results in the state’s largest Democratic county.”
stated on April 30, 2023 in a Truth Social post
A Florida elections bill “guts everything” “instead of getting tough, and doing what the people want (same day voting, Voter ID, proof of Citizenship, paper ballots, hand count, etc.).”
stated on February 23, 2023 in TV interview
"WOW county swing suburban voters (in Wisconsin) don't vote for Donald Trump.”
stated on March 31, 2023 in a video
A video shows Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis saying, “Now Trump’s been indicted, now the people will have no choice but to accept me as their assigned candidate.”
Las falsedades de Trump en 'Meet the Press' sobre el aborto, el 6 de enero y el precio del tocino
By Louis Jacobson • September 19, 2023
Vivek Ramaswamy has called for ‘paper ballots.’ Most Americans vote that way already.
By Amy Sherman • September 19, 2023
Fact-check: Trump’s ‘Meet the Press’ falsehoods about abortion, Jan. 6 security and bacon prices
By Louis Jacobson • September 18, 2023
On the road in Iowa with PolitiFact and GOP candidates, 4 months before the caucuses
By Katie Sanders • September 18, 2023
Happy 16th birthday, PolitiFact! Here's how we're covering the 2024 election
By Katie Sanders • August 22, 2023
Fact-check: 8 Pants on Fire statements by Donald Trump about Georgia 2020 election
By Amy Sherman • August 15, 2023
Why did it take the DOJ more than two years to indict Donald Trump in the 2020 election case?
By Louis Jacobson • August 3, 2023
Fact-check: Donald Trump’s false and misleading responses after charges over role in Jan. 6 riot
By Samantha Putterman • August 2, 2023
PolitiFact seeks talented reporter to join coverage of 2024 presidential election
By PolitiFact Staff • July 31, 2023
What was the fake elector plot by Trump allies following the 2020 election?
By Sofia Bliss-Carrascosa • July 27, 2023
2024 presidential primaries: Democrats switch up state order; GOP awaits Iowa caucuses
By Louis Jacobson • July 19, 2023
How Meta, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube plan to address 2024 election misinformation
By Sevana Wenn • July 6, 2023
PolitiFact y las estaciones de NBC y Telemundo en Florida se unen para verificar hechos
By PolitiFact Staff • June 12, 2023
Read Donald Trump’s indictment in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents investigation
By Ellen Hine • June 9, 2023
Fact-checking 2024 presidential candidates, who’s running
By PolitiFact Staff • June 5, 2023
Fact-checking the Republican attacks against Gov. Ron DeSantis on Disney, taxes
By Matthew Crowley • May 25, 2023
PolitiFact and Florida NBC and Telemundo stations announce bilingual fact-checking partnership
By PolitiFact Staff • May 25, 2023
Fact-checking ‘Succession’: What happens if a fire destroys 100,000 absentee ballots in Milwaukee?
By Loreben Tuquero • May 19, 2023
Fact-checking Donald Trump’s CNN town hall claims on Jan. 6, abortion, Mar-a-Lago documents
By Matthew Crowley • May 10, 2023
Successful program finds voters who moved or died. Why are states leaving it before 2024 elections?
By Amy Sherman • May 4, 2023
Latest promises about Elections
Introduce a constitutional amendment to eliminate private dollars from federal elections
Restrict super PACs
Require all federal candidates to release tax returns
Increase transparency of election spending
Update the Voting Rights Act
Place lifetime ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections
Fix problems of voter access such as long lines on Election Day and on early voting days