Is voter fraud a widespread problem?

Claim: A number of Republican politicians, including former President Donald Trump, have claimed that voter fraud is a widespread issue, and that more election security measures need to be taken.
Rating: This claim is FALSE. Numerous studies, including those funded by Trump, have not found any widespread incidents of voter fraud. Those studies have said that voter fraud is exceedingly rare. But these claims of voter fraud have led 14 states to pass new voting laws which critics have said will make it harder for people to vote.

Was there voter fraud in the 2020 Election?

Claim: Joe Biden has been named the President-Elect of the United States, but President Donald Trump has refused to concede the election, saying Biden’s win was a result of widespread voter fraud.
Rating: This claim is FALSE. Election officials in all 50 states, as well as the Department of Homeland Security, have called the 2020 Election “the most secure in American history.” Furthermore, the state of Texas filed a lawsuit contesting the results of the election, but the Supreme Court refused to hear the case. On Dec. 14, the Electoral College affirmed Biden’s win, officially making him the winner of the 2020 Election.

Why are the results of the 2020 Elections taking so long to come in?

Claim: President Donald Trump has claimed that counting ballots after Election Day is a form of fraud, and that counting should be stopped. He also declared victory.
Rating: This claim is FALSE. It is normal in a presidential election for ballots to take days, if not weeks, to be fully counted. In addition, though television networks can declare a winner on Election Night, they are doing so based on the high percentage of ballots that have been counted. But for the 2020 Election, ballots will take longer to be counted, especially in battleground states like Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, which do not start counting their early voting and mail-in ballots until November 3. On November 7, Joe Biden was declared the projected winner of the 2020 Election.

Did the Republican Party put up unauthorized ballot boxes in California?

Claim: Unauthorized ballot drop boxes—some marked as “official”—have been appearing in Los Angeles, Orange, and Fresno counties in California. It was reported that the California Republican Party was behind these illegal ballot boxes.
Rating: This is TRUE. The California Republican Party admitted responsibility for placing more than 50 deceptively labeled “official” drop boxes for mail-in ballots in these counties—an action that state officials called illegal and could lead to election fraud. State officials have ordered the boxes be removed, but GOP leaders have not complied. State officials and prosecutors are currently investigating.