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Released: 1-Oct-2020 1:55 PM EDT
There is no evidence to support claims that the ballots were disposed of by mail carriers in Pennsylvania
Newswise

Diamond and Silk—the former Fox Nation online personalities, claim that the recently discovered nine discarded ballots in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania were tossed out by anti-Trump United States Postal Service mail carriers. The pair shared the article on social media where it received thousands of likes and shares.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Fact-checking Trump's Claim that Mail-in Ballots Will Lead to a ‘Rigged’ Election
Newswise

In the first debate between incumbant President Donald Trump and the Democratic nominee, Former Vice President Joe Biden, Trump reiterated that mail-in ballots lead to voter fraud and will lead to a rigged election. This claim is false. There is no evidence that mail-in ballots are rigging the election. "Unsolicited" mail-in ballots have been used for years in several states, with little to no evidence of voter fraud.

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Released: 30-Sep-2020 3:50 PM EDT
Friend-to-friend texting may be the most effective voter mobilization tactic during 2020 election
Data Science Institute at Columbia University

Friend-to-friend text messaging may be the new door-to-door canvassing leading up to the 2020 election.

Released: 30-Sep-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Trump's Claim That He Has the Support of Portland's Sheriff Is False
Newswise

Trump's Claim that he has the support of Portland's Sheriff is False

Released: 30-Sep-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Former Vice President Joe Biden never said that he attended Delaware State
Newswise

Biden was referring to when he announced his first Senate bid on the campus of Delaware State College in 1972.

Released: 29-Sep-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Experts ready to provide insight on 2020 elections
Florida State University

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: September 29, 2020 | 3:51 pm | SHARE: With the 2020 election cycle in full swing, American voters find themselves with no shortage of issues to consider when deciding which candidate has earned the right to help tackle them. Racial unrest, historic wildfires and a pandemic that’s infected millions and led to 200,000 American deaths are among the factors shaping an electorate that’s polarized like never before.

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Released: 28-Sep-2020 5:40 PM EDT
Q&A: UW researchers clicked ads on 200 news sites to track misinformation
University of Washington

A study by UW researchers found that both mainstream and misinformation news sites displayed similar levels of problematic ads. UW News had a conversation with the team about this research, where ads on news sites come from, and how things might change leading up to the election.

Released: 28-Sep-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Despite what that Facebook post says, the truth is that Ruth Bader Ginsburg was not nominated or confirmed within 43 days of an election
Newswise

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was nominated by president Bill Clinton on June 14, 1993 and confirmed by the Senate 50 days later, on August 3, 1993. 1993 was not a Federal election year.

Newswise: Presidential Debates in a Highly Polarized America: UNLV Expert Available
Released: 28-Sep-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Presidential Debates in a Highly Polarized America: UNLV Expert Available
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

The COVID-19 pandemic. Race relations. The Supreme Court. The economy. When President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden meet for the first of three presidential debates on Tuesday night, millions of viewers are expected to tune in. But will America really be listening? Given the country’s all-time high partisanship and the extremely tiny pool of voters who have yet to make up their minds five weeks out from the 2020 general election, analysts are putting in their bets on the influence of televised debates and the chances of actually swaying voters.

Released: 25-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Disability Vote Grows to 38.3 Million, a 19.8% Jump Since 2008
Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)

A projected 38.3 million people with disabilities will be eligible to vote in the November 2020 elections, representing 16.3% of the electorate. This exceeds the number of eligible voters who are Black (29.9 million) or Hispanic/Latino (31.3 million).

Newswise: New study finds Biden, Trump both likely to be ‘Super-Agers’
24-Sep-2020 11:40 AM EDT
New study finds Biden, Trump both likely to be ‘Super-Agers’
University of Illinois at Chicago

In a paper published in the Journal on Active Aging researchers conclude that both 2020 presidential candidates — former Vice President Joe Biden, 77, and President Donald Trump, 74 — are likely to maintain their health beyond the end of the next presidential term. As a result, they say that chronological age and fitness should not be factors in the 2020 election.

Released: 24-Sep-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Trump said he has "a constitutional obligation to put in nine judges — justices.” This claim is false
Newswise

Only since 1869 have there consistently been nine justices appointed to the Supreme Court. The U.S. Constitution is silent about how many justices should sit on the Supreme Court.

Released: 24-Sep-2020 12:50 PM EDT
The claim by Pres. Trump that Nevada voters are not required to sign their mail ballots is false
Newswise

At a rally in Vandalia, Ohio, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that Nevada voters are not required to sign their mail ballots and, if they do sign them, the signatures don’t have to be verified.

Released: 23-Sep-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Obama administration implemented several police and prison reforms despite what popular Facebook claim says
Newswise

A Pew Research Center analysis found that Obama granted clemency to more people convicted of federal crimes than any president in 64 years.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 4:15 PM EDT
Did Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Say Her ‘Most Fervent Wish’ Was Not To Be Replaced until a New President is installed?
Newswise

The quote reads: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new President is installed.” Ginsburg dictated this statement to her granddaughter, Clara Spera, in the days before her death.

Newswise: COVID-19 Opens a Partisan Gap on Voting by Mail
Released: 22-Sep-2020 3:35 PM EDT
COVID-19 Opens a Partisan Gap on Voting by Mail
University of California San Diego

Study by UC’s New Electorate Project documents a growing divide on preferences for absentee ballots. Before the pandemic, there wasn’t any difference in the rates at which Democratic and Republican voters actually cast their ballots by mail or in-person. That may change now.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Pres. Trump's Claim that Japanese Automaker Assembly Plants Have Been Announced or Built in Michigan is False
Newswise

At a rally in North Carolina on September 19, 2020, Pres. Trump said that he persuaded former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to get car companies to bring manufacturing to Michigan. This claim is false. No Japanese auto-assembly plants have opened in Michigan and there doesn't seem to be any plans for the near future.

Released: 18-Sep-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Claim linking Joe Biden to Social Security taxes is misleading
Newswise

Posts widely shared on social media suggest that Joe Biden is responsible for taxes on Social Security in 1983. Those posts mislead on the details.

Newswise: Targeting the biggest cybersecurity threat to voting in the 2020 election
Released: 18-Sep-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Targeting the biggest cybersecurity threat to voting in the 2020 election
Tulane University

Voting is the staple of democracy and has been done in person in the United States since its founding. While the controversy over the integrity of mail-in votes continues, never in our country’s history has voting in person been more fraught with potential security risks that could alter the outcome.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Trump Reprises Inaccurate COVID-19 Comparisons with Europe
Newswise

In a series of recent appearances, President Donald Trump continued to wrongly insist that the U.S. compares favorably with Europe on both coronavirus cases and deaths.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Fact-checking William Barr: Is your vote no longer secret with mail-in ballots?
Newswise

Attorney General William Barr has become one of the staunchest supporters of the President's campaign against mail-in voting. Speaking in Phoenix on Thursday, Barr continued to push false and negative narratives about mail-in voting.

Newswise: Trump must contend with a mobilized religious left, new research finds
Released: 17-Sep-2020 10:15 AM EDT
Trump must contend with a mobilized religious left, new research finds
University of Notre Dame

With the 2020 presidential election on the near horizon, Notre Dame sociologist Kraig Beyerlein discusses what he and his co-researcher learned about the political engagement of U.S. congregations — and how that may impact results on Nov. 3.

Released: 16-Sep-2020 4:20 PM EDT
Biden’s False Attacks on Trump’s Social Security ‘Plan’
Newswise

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.”

Released: 15-Sep-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Vice Presidential Vacancy Isn’t Automatically Filled by House Speaker
Newswise

A viral Facebook post wrongly suggests that if Joe Biden were to become president and later step down, Nancy Pelosi would become vice president. The Constitution says the vice president would become president and nominate a replacement; Congress must confirm or deny that pick.

Released: 15-Sep-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Fact-checking President Trump's claims that CA, other states to blame for wildfires due to states' bad forest management, and his assertions that climate change is not a factor
Newswise

President Donald Trump, in a briefing on Western wildfires on Monday, continued to reject the role of climate change in California’s fire season and blamed California and other states for not managing forest land properly.

Newswise: New Tool to Analyze Political Advertising on Facebook Reveals Massive Discrepancies in Party Spending on Presidential Contest
Released: 15-Sep-2020 10:05 AM EDT
New Tool to Analyze Political Advertising on Facebook Reveals Massive Discrepancies in Party Spending on Presidential Contest
New York University

Developed by Damon McCoy and Laura Edelson of NYU Tandon, with GW's IDDP, the newly launched, first-of-its-kind tool, the NYU Ad Observatory, is designed to help reporters and others analyze political ads on Facebook ahead of the 2020 U.S. elections.

Released: 14-Sep-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Biden's statement that "“More cops have died from COVID this year than have been killed on patrol” is true
Newswise

Biden's statement that "“More cops have died from COVID this year than have been killed on patrol” is true

Released: 14-Sep-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Clarifying Trump’s 80 million ‘unsolicited’ ballots claim
Newswise

With 54 days until the Nov. 3 presidential election, President Donald Trump said on Twitter ( here ) and Facebook ( here ) on Thursday that 80 million mail-in ballots were being sent to voters who had not requested them, calling the situation “unfair and a total fraud in the making.” While certain states are automatically sending ballots to their voters for this election, in many others, these still need to be requested.

Released: 14-Sep-2020 1:25 PM EDT
Facebook political ads more partisan, less negative than TV
Washington State University

More political candidates may be shifting primarily to social media to advertise rather than TV, according to a study of advertising trends from the 2018 campaign season.

Released: 11-Sep-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Rigged election? Partisans view threats to election integrity differently
Washington University in St. Louis

Even before they cast their votes, partisans of different stripes are poised to question the legitimacy of the election outcome, but for different reasons. According to The American Social Survey, sponsored by the Weidenbaum Center at Washington University in St. Louis, nine out of 10 Trump supporters are very or somewhat concerned about fraud in mail-in voting.


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