Republicans back Trump as he refuses to concede

As President Trump continues to dispute the projected result of the US election, false or misleading claims have been circulating about the vote.

Some have been amplified by President Trump and his team, who accused the Democrats of trying to "steal" election, without providing evidence.

Here are a few of the most recent - and false - claims.

  • Increased postal voting will lead to more fraud: Numerous national and state-level studies have shown that although there have been isolated cases, electoral fraud is very rare.The rate of fraud is less than 0.0009%, according to a 2017 study by the Brennan Center for Justice
  • "Dumped ballots" in California: In September, pictures of ballot envelopes were shared on Facebook, along with unsubstantiated claims of "vote rigging". But Sonoma County officials have said ballots for this year's election had not been sent when the picture was shared
  • Michigan voting map: A map has been retweeted by President Trump which wrongly shows an increase of over 138,000 votes for Joe Biden in the battleground state of Michigan. The screenshot was real - but it contained a data entry error. Decision Desk, the election data company which posted the map said Michigan authorities noticed the error and have since produced an updated count.
Publish : 2020-11-10 16:15:00

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