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FactChecking the First Trump-Biden Debate

Posted on AllSides October 1st, 2020
From The Left

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden met on the debate stage for the first time and stretched or mangled facts on several topics:

Trump exaggerated instances of election “fraud,” misleadingly citing ballots “found … in creeks” and a case where a thousand voters were mistakenly sent two ballots. Neither is evidence of “fraud.”

Trump falsely claimed that Biden supports the Medicare for All plan. He never did.

Biden got it wrong when he claimed there was “15% less violence” during his time in office than today. The...

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