The 2020 Election Collection: Claims About Mike Pence

The former governor of Indiana has been the subject of many rumors about his record.

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  • Published 25 September 2020
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In his time as governor of Indiana and over his four-year term as vice president, Mike Pence has been in the middle of his fair share of rumors and fact checks. We’ve collected our own checks on his background and record here.

Did Pence Deliver Empty PPE Boxes to a Rehabilitation Center?

The vice president had made a joke about carrying an empty box for the news cameras.

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Pence Ordered Borders Closed After CDC Experts Refused

Vice President Mike Pence in March directed the nation’s top disease control agency to use its emergency powers to effectively seal the U.S. borders, overruling the agency’s scientists who said there was no evidence the action would slow the coronavirus,

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Did Mike Pence Support ‘Gay Conversion’ Therapy?

While running for Congress, Indiana governor Mike Pence called for state funding for "institutions" working to enable people to "change their sexual behavior."

Mixture
Did VP Mike Pence Introduce ‘Conversion Therapy’ Program to Combat Coronavirus?

A routine review of content labeled satire.

Labeled Satire
Is Mike Pence Waving a Confederate Flag in This Photo?

No, but the original version of the photograph stirred up its own controversy.

False
Did VP Pence Touch NASA Gear Labeled ‘Do Not Touch’?

An old photo received new attention as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence took over the Trump administration's response to an outbreak of a new coronavirus.

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Is Pence Taking Trump’s Coronavirus Tests for Him?

A routine review of content labeled satire.

Labeled Satire
Did Mike Pence Say He Won’t Utter the Words ‘Homo Sapiens’?

According to an internet report, the U.S. vice president is also not fond of the words 'homophone' and 'homogenized.'

False
Did Prince Charles Ignore Mike Pence at a Holocaust Commemoration?

They really have got to stop meeting like this.

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