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.

Did Michelle Steel downplay COVID-19 in Orange County?

Claim: Michelle Steel is running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent California’s 48th congressional district, challenging current Congressman Harley Rouda. She gives herself credit for effectively guiding Orange County during the COVID-19 crisis. Rouda, however, has claimed that Steel’s management of the COVID-19 crisis was a failure, forcing small businesses to close and costing community lives.
Rating: Rouda’s claim is MOSTLY TRUE. Michelle Steel is the chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. During the first months of the COVID-19 crisis, Steel played down the severity of the pandemic, misrepresented infection numbers and questioned the efficacy of masks. By mid-July, the number of new cases per capita in Orange County had surpassed that of Los Angeles County. Currently, Orange County remains in the second most restrictive tier of California’s rating system, with many of its businesses still under restrictions.

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.

Why do so many Republicans support Joe Biden?

Claim: Republicans are increasingly coming out in support for Biden, leading many Vietnamese Americans to wonder if these individuals are “sore losers,” who have no reason to oppose Trump other than personally disliking him.
Rating: This claim is FALSE. There are Republicans who have been appointed into powerful positions by President Trump who now oppose him.

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