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- This is a story from a website that calls its content satire.
A headline about voting rights and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is spreading across social media without a crucial caveat: It comes from a website that calls its content satire.
The headline says: "Pelosi wants to remove votes from soldiers overseas: ‘They don’t even live here.’"
One account that shared an image of the story headline wrote: "Nancy Pelosi wants to remove voting from soldiers overseas.’
This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)
The headline comes from a post on the website "America’s Last Line of Defense," which describes itself as "satire for your confirmation bias." The story about Pelosi trying to block members of the military from voting is not real.
The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act of 1986 protects the voting rights of service members, as well as any U.S. citizens who live outside the United States. Under the law, states and territories must allow such voters to register and vote in elections for federal office using absentee voting procedures.
We rate this Facebook post False.
Facebook post, Aug. 14, 2020
The Washington Post, DeJoy Senate hearing: Postal Service will prioritize ballots over other mail, postmaster testifies, Aug. 21, 2020
America’s Last Line of Defense, Pelosi wants to remove votes from soldiers overseas: ‘They don’t even live here,’ visited Aug. 21, 2020
U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Overseas & Military Voters, visited Aug. 21, 2020
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