Monday, November 09, 2020

Post-election fact check: President Trump and his allies make bogus claims of interference and fraud

Democrat Joe Biden has been elected, but President Trump has not conceded, and has continued to spread false claims of election interference and fraud, reports. Here's some fact-checking on that and more.

In a Thursday appearance at the White House, Trump made baseless allegations of illegal voting in several swing states, D'Angelo Gore and Eugene Kiely report for He also falsely claimed that he won certain states "despite historic election interference from big media, big money, and big tech. . . . The U.S. intelligence community has publicly identified three actors that it warned were trying to interfere in the 2020 presidential election: Russia, China and Iran — not 'big media, big money and big tech,' as Trump falsely alleged," Gore and Kiely report.

At the same appearance, Trump also falsely said that Republicans didn't lose any House races and that the Republicans have held onto their Senate majority. Though Republicans had a net gain in House seats, some lost. And Senate control will likely be determined by runoff elections in Georgia in January, Gore and Kiely report.

The Washington Post reports, "Republicans have made claims of election irregularities in five states where President-elect Joe Biden leads in the vote count, alleging in lawsuits and public statements that election officials did not follow proper procedures while counting ballots in Tuesday’s election. So far, they have gone 0 for 5."

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