Twitter is finally starting to put warnings and fact-check Trump’s tweets. This could make all of the difference in the world. The mail-in ballots are life-saving right now, which makes Trump’s lies criminal.
“Twitter fact-checks Trump tweet for the first time
Posted:Tue, 26 May 2020 21:22:55 -0400
Twitter on Tuesday for the first time prompted readers to check the facts in tweets sent by U.S. President Donald Trump, warning that his claims about mail-in ballots were false and had been debunked by fact checkers. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/iEhIh1KThJI/twitter-fact-checks-trump-tweet-for-the-first-time-idUSKBN232389
“What you need to know
– Trump falsely claimed that mail-in ballots would lead to “a Rigged Election.” However, fact-checkers say there is no evidence that mail-in ballots are linked to voter fraud.
– Trump falsely claimed that California will send mail-in ballots to “anyone living in the state, no matter who they are or how they got there.” In fact, only registered voters will receive ballots.
– Five states already vote entirely by mail and all states offer some form of mail-in absentee voting, according to NBC News. See this and more here: https://twitter.com/i/events/1265330601034256384
An earlier iteration merely said: “On Tuesday, President Trump made a series of claims about potential voter fraud after California Governor Gavin Newsom announced an effort to expand mail-in voting in California during the COVID-19 pandemic. These claims are unsubstantiated, according to CNN, Washington Post and others. Experts say mail-in ballots are very rarely linked to voter fraud.” http://archive.vn/sNtiU