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The Silence of the Leaders: Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan have nothing to say about voter fraud

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Mitch McConnell refuses to call out Donald Trump’s ridiculous and harmful assertions of widespread voter fraud. Mitch McConnell must end this nonsense. McConnell, the Senate majority leader from Kentucky, must take a stand against D...

CNN Shows Some False Equivalence in Report on Trump’s Claims of Voter Fraud in Pa.

Academics / Political Science : Election Law

The video report is here. They quote Trump’s dangerous and irresponsible (and borderline racist) comments about cheating being used to steal the election in Pa, and then when they ask if there is any evidence to support this, they p...

CBS Evening News Offers False "He Said, She Said" Equivalence In Voter ID Report

US Politics / Liberal : Media Matters for America

A recent CBS Evening News report on unnecessarily strict voter ID laws engaged in the sort of "he said, she said" reporting that ignores the virtual non-existence of in-person voter fraud, a type of false equivalence that media crit...

The media's hit-and-miss coverage of GOP voter suppression

US Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

False equivalencies and fear of conspiracy theories: For corporate media, it’s safer to stay within the comfy template of false balance: Trump and the R’s say voter fraud is rampant; the D’s say it’s not. It is an improvement that s...

Fact-checking two false claims by Trump alleging widespread voter fraud

Politics / US Politics : Fact Checker

“Of course there is large scale voter fraud happening on and before election day. Why do Republican leaders deny what is going on? So naive!” –Donald Trump, post on Twitter, Oct. 17, 2016 “Go sit there with your friends [at polling ...


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