FactChecking Claims About the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

Posted on AllSides January 7th, 2022
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The Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol was the culmination of months of false claims about election fraud, including a litany recited by then-President Donald Trump in a speech shortly before a mob stormed the building, temporarily halting the counting of electoral votes in a joint session of Congress. 

On that day — and afterward — we debunked false, misleading and unfounded claims related to the events that day. Here is a summary of our coverage.

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