Dozens of rallies are being held across the country on Saturday as part of a movement called “Stop the Steel”, which falsely claims to manipulate the presidential election against President Trump.
Here are some of the untrue and false claims you may face, and why they are false.
No, there was no widespread voter fraud.
Claim: Extensive voter fraud reduced the election and swallowed the vote against President Trump.
Fact: Neither election officials nor journalists have found any evidence To support that claim.
Background: This is the biggest claim being made by Stop the Steel Group. But The New York Times journalist The polling officers representing both political parties in each state are called And found that fraud or other irregularities played a role in the outcome of the presidential race.
Several claims suggest that mail-in ballots were involved in the alleged fraud. Election experts have reiterated that mail-in ballots are safe. He calculated that over a 20-year period, the inclusion of mailed ballots affected fraud. 0.00006 percent State of vote every six or seven years according to state.
No, thousands of dead people did not vote.
Claim: Thousands upon thousands of ballots were cast in the names of dead people in Pennsylvania and Michigan.
Fact: There is no proof Votes were cast in the names of the dead.
Background: The dead people’s vote has been claimed by people close to Mr. Trump, including one of his personal attorneys, Rudy Giuliani.
In many cases, the claims have been barred by people from facing voting rolls, listing those who could potentially vote, with actual voting records. Those mistakes were often fixed before or during Election Day, and those who passed were removed from voting roles. Lists circulating on social media sites are believed to have shared the names of dead people who were also rejected by The Times and others.
No, voters are not putting hundreds of ballot papers in the name of a woman.
Claim: Voters cast unauthorized votes in the name of women.
Fact: There is No proof that a vote was cast Using the girls’ names.
Background: The rumor started when a woman tweeted that her mother’s name was stolen by someone who used it to vote. The tweet provided no proof of claim.
Election officials said there is no evidence that individuals committed voter fraud by registering to vote, and then cast a vote using a maiden’s name. He said that he has not received any personal complaints about specific cases.
No, a postal worker in Pennsylvania did not witness voter fraud.
Claim: A postal worker in Pennsylvania said he saw his supervisor “tampering with mail-in ballots”.
Fact: Postman retracts his claims, And no evidence was found to support what he had said.
Background: The claims have their origins in a video released by Project Veritas, a conservative group that repeatedly spreads disinformation. The video featured Richard Hopkins, a postal worker, who said he had discussed about ballots coming in the mail after Election Day.
The video did not provide evidence of any voter fraud, and Mr. Hopkins did not say he saw any fraud. Mr. Hopkins later Repeated his charges, For Congress according to a report from the Office of the Inspector General.
No, Dominion voting machines did not cause widespread problems.
Claim: A “software glitch” created by the Dominion Voting System, which manufactures software used during elections, changes vote heights in Michigan and Georgia.
Fact: Election officials have found that Software problems did not affect the number of final votes.
Background: According to election officials, two out of two counties in software problems in Michigan and Georgia used the Dominion voting system and did not affect the vote count in both of those cases. Problems with dominion system Held responsible for human error, Such as incorrectly entering old files in the system, and fixing them before the final vote count was released.
Claims that Dominion is owned or controlled by high-profile Democrats, including the Clinton family and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have also been debated. Dominion, originally a Canadian company now based in Denver, is largely owned by New York-based private equity firm Staples Street Capital and Dominion’s chief executive, John Pauls.