Fact Check

July 3, 2020

Mixed
Are college students throwing “corona parties” to get infected?

Source:

@benyc


July 2, 2020

False
Does wearing a mask void concealed carry ability?

Source:

Multiple Facebook posts, including this one from user Chad Herdandez


False
Did President Trump deploy the National Guard to deal with rioting in Minnesota over the objections of the state’s Democratic leaders?

“Minnesota’s Democrat governor [Tim Walz] failed to urgently deploy the National Guard — it took President Trump for that to eventually happen; his suggestion — and the ultimate descendance into chaos there in Minneapolis.” – (White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, June 29)

Source:

Remarks by White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany


July 1, 2020

False
Protests have caused coronavirus cases to spike

Source:


False
Joe Biden Used a Teleprompter to Answer Questions from Reporters

Source:

Video of speech and questions from Joe Biden’s YouTube channel.


True
Were nearly 20 percent of mail-in ballots thrown out by election officials in New Jersey?

Source:

A tweet from @realDonaldTrump


Mixed
Does the U.S. have the most COVID-19 cases and deaths in the world?

“We [in the U.S.] are 4% of the world’s population. We are 25% of the [Covid-19] cases and the deaths, 25%. We have the worst record of any country in the world, and the president says we’re making progress, or whatever.” – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on ABC’s “This Week,” June 28

Source:

Remarks by Nancy Pelosi


June 30, 2020

True
Trump Endorsed Candidates Have Won Overwhelmingly Since The Midterm Election

Source:

Donald Trump Twitter Account


False
Is the US government issuing cards allowing people to skip wearing face masks in public?

Source:

The Department of Justice


False
Does the federal government have authority to detain migrants indefinitely and without evidence under the Patriot Act?

“This case concerns the government’s asserted power to hold Mr. Hassoun in detention indefinitely—potentially for the rest of his life—based on nothing more than a unilateral executive branch determination that his release could pose a national security “risk” or terrorism ‘threat.’ “

Source:

Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2241


June 24, 2020

Mixed
Are the country’s most “dangerous” cities Democrat-run?

Source:

@TeamTrump


True
Are Coronavirus Deaths Decreasing While Cases Rise?

Source:

Centers for Disease Control


True
Did Lynda Bennett, a friend of former North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, have her campaign website domain registered by Meadows’ brother nearly two months before Meadows announced his retirement immediately before the state’s December filing deadline?

Source:

A tweet from @1jasliz