Skip to main content
You have permission to edit this article.
Fact-checking Trump on another week of bogus election claims

Fact-checking Trump on another week of bogus election claims

  • Updated
  • 0

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump clung to false notions Sunday that Joe Biden stole the presidential election, citing thousands of votes magically switched to the president-elect and poll watchers illegally barred on Election Day, neither of which happened.

Even after his administration agreed to allow the formal transition of power to Biden to begin, Trump insisted anew in his first live interview since losing the Nov. 3 election that he was a victim of widespread voter fraud. He failed to cite specific evidence when repeatedly asked to do so.

"We won the race," Trump told Fox News Channel. "This was corruption. Because we got far more votes than him."

None of those statements are true.

The Associated Press has been fact-checking politicians since 1996, when Bill Clinton was president. These are not opinion pieces but instead are straight-news items that adhere to AP's Statement of News Values. The AP encourages readers to reach out with comments, fact-checking suggestions and corrections at Learn more about the team and how this content is produced at

Get Government & Politics updates in your inbox!

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite ample warnings about pro-Trump demonstrations in Washington, U.S. Capitol Police did not bolster staffing on Wednesday and made no preparations for the possibility that the planned protests could escalate into massive violent riots, according to several people briefed on law enforcement's response.

For the first time in history, the president of the United States is facing a second impeachment. Following the riots on the Capitol, the House passed a charge of "incitement of insurrection." A look at this unprecedented event and some surprising support from Republicans. 

Recommended for you

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.