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An election worker gathers ballots at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center on Nov. 10, 2022.

Online posts falsely claim that while 540,000 voters went to the polls in Maricopa County on Election Day, county officials only counted 248,000 ballots - but the total voters included people dropping off mail-in ballots - which are considered early votes - and provisional ballots that day. Read more»

Arizona’s election workers received more than twice as many ballots on Election Day as they had in the previous four days combined. They weren’t able to start processing those ballots until after polls had closed.

Social media posts falsely claim Florida counted all of its votes on Election Day and states that took longer committed “voter fraud,” but Florida election officials start counting ballots before Election Day, and most states don’t allow vote counting to begin until polls close. Read more»

Arizona law prohibits the release of early voting results until all precincts have reported their results or one hour after polls close on Election Day and the state has measures in place to ensure the security of early ballots and the tabulation process.

A viral video advises Arizona Republicans not to vote early, making the baseless claim that it could show Democrats how many votes they need “to fake” to win - though early voting results cannot be released until after the election and security measures prevent widespread fraud. Read more»

The IRS might net about 30,000 new hires, as a result of the number of retirements and new funding.

Most new hires at the IRS will provide customer services and enforcement efforts will be aimed at “high-income and corporate tax evaders,” contrary to social media posts that claim the agency will hire “87,000 new agents” to investigate average citizens. Read more»

Those who already own the firearms would not become felons and would be allowed to keep the guns they currently own.

The House passed a bill that would make it a crime to knowingly “import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon” - including a "grandfather "clause — but social media posts falsely claim it will create millions of “overnight felons.” Read more»