WaPo fails with ‘fact-check’ of things Trump DIDN’T say

WaPo fails with ‘fact-check’ of things Trump DIDN’T say
Four Pinocchios (Image: Washington Post)

[Ed. – The secret to a really indictful-sounding “fact check”: rewrite the guy’s claims so they’re false, and “fact-check” those.]

Trump said:

Most Americans would be shocked to learn no state in the country verifies citizenship as a condition for voting in federal elections. This is a national disgrace. No other advanced country conducts elections this way.

Many European countries have instituted major restrictions on mail-in voting specifically because they recognize the nearly unlimited potential for fraud. …

Every statement above is true, but Kessler managed to twist it into enough knots to make it sound false.

The first thing he did was cut off the first two sentences to make it appear that Trump prefaced his remarks on mail-in voting with the claim that no other advanced country conducts elections in a similar way.

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