Here’s how to argue with people claiming widespread election fraud

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Allegations of election fraud are coming from everywhere. Are they true? See for yourself. As the 2020 presidential race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden tips increasingly in favor of the latter , allegations of election fraud are coming from everywhere—social media, your family WhatsApp group, and courthouses in several key battleground states. Read Full Story

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The international poll monitors watching the election say Trump’s fraud claims are baseless

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Their report on the campaign saves its harshest criticisms for the president for spreading election integrity falsehoods. As Trump supporters in cities from Phoenix to Philadelphia protest outside government buildings where legitimate ballot tabulation is taking place, a well-recognized organization of international poll observers has published a report of findings from their monitoring of the 2020 election, that concludes that the president’s allegations of systemic fraud are “baseless.” Read Full Story

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Dominion Voting Systems seems awful close to suing the Trump campaign for defamation

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The practically unknown Denver company was harmed after being thrust into the middle of a wild vote-switching conspiracy cooked up to explain Trump’s loss. For weeks Dominion Voting Systems has stood by as attorneys Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, and other Trump proxies cast it as the center of a wild conspiracy theory : that its software was used to switch votes from Trump to Biden on election night. The baseless theory, which probably emerged from QAnon circles , was used as one of the primary narratives to allege voter fraud and explain Trump’s loss. Read Full Story

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Electoral College vote: How to watch live streams, coverage on CNN, MSNBC, and elsewhere

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Electors will meet in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to cast their ballots. Here’s how to watch the proceedings. In a normal presidential election, the meeting of the electors would be a minor blip in the news cycle, but ever since Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential race more than a month ago, legal challenges from President Trump and his supporters—many of whom have falsely alleged fraud or sought to overturn the results—have placed a greater-than-usual attention on the day the Electoral College actually votes. That day is today. Here’s what to know: Read Full Story

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Why Twitter finally decided to label Trump’s tweets as misinformation

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The social media company is finally responding to public outcry—but still won’t go so far as to delete one of Trump’s tweets. In a landmark action, Twitter has for the first time attached independent fact-checking information directly to two tweets from President Donald Trump. The president’s tweets make false claims alleging that wider use of mail-in ballots will result in an increase in voter fraud. Read Full Story

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As the right catches election-fraud fever, Facebook denies its role in spreading lies

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Data from its own analytics site, CrowdTangle, shows that posts sharing links from the likes of Breitbart and OAN are getting the most interactions on Facebook after the election. Analytics data from the company CrowdTangle shows that a lot of right-wing propaganda about the election is being passed around on Facebook right now. But Facebook says the data is misleading—even though it owns CrowdTangle, which is a tool to help outsiders understand what’s happening on social media. Read Full Story

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How the media is preparing for an election night that could go on for weeks

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We may not know who the next president is for a long time after Election Day. What’s the best way to communicate to viewers as results trickle in and states aren’t called—and the president starts claiming fraud? Everyone has their own election night ritual. It may be tuning into MSNBC to see Steve Kornacki compute electoral math and navigate complex interactive screens, or watching CNN’s array of pundits yell at each other from across the studio. It may be watching anxiously as virtual maps fill up in blue and red, or constantly refreshing The New York Times home page to see the fateful needle sway back and forth. Some may plan election parties with themed food from swing states. Wiser folks may deliberately sleep through it and ignore the media frenzy altogether. Read Full Story

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