As President Donald Trump continued to assert without evidence Tuesday that the presidential election was undermined by voter fraud, social media users falsely claimed that people had cast extra votes using the identities of dead people in Pennsylvania and Michigan.
There’s no evidence that this happened.
The false claim that deceased voters cast votes “comes up every election,” said Jason Roberts, a professor of political science at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Experts told The Associated Press that it is common for state voter rolls to include voters with birthdates that make them appear impossibly old, but these are usually explained by human error, software quirks or voter confidentiality issues.
Here’s a closer look at this dubious claim:
CLAIM: Dead people in Pennsylvania and Michigan voted in the 2020 presidential election.
THE FACTS: There is no proof of foul play involving deceased voters in the election, according to officials in both states.
— to apnews.com