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Midterms: Here's a Rundown of Rumors About Voting, Results — and More

Our fact-checkers are combing the internet for election-related misinformation and debunking suspicious claims in real time.

Published Nov 8, 2022

Elections inspire a deluge of online content with varying levels of authenticity or fact — be it memes, videos, photographs, or sensational tabloid headlines. (Getty Images)
Elections inspire a deluge of online content with varying levels of authenticity or fact — be it memes, videos, photographs, or sensational tabloid headlines. (Image Via Getty Images)

The 2022 U.S. midterm elections are here. And with the opening of polls on the morning of Nov. 8 came a flood of online rumors with varying degrees of truth about voting equipment, the timing of results — and more.

Our fact-checkers are combing the internet for election-related misinformation and debunking suspicious claims in real time. This page is a growing collection of that work, and we'll update it as we publish more articles.

With Snopes, you can learn the ins and outs of online fact-checking and, as a result, strengthen your media literacy skills. Misinformation is everyone's problem. The more we can all get involved, the better job we can do combating it. Have a question about how we do what we do? Let us know.

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A false rumor claimed that the US could easily count every vote in every state on Election Night until a few years ago.
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A false tweet said that Sharpie pens were not allowed to be used to mark ballots in Illinois.
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Maricopa County in Arizona was having issues with 20 percent of its vote tabulators and Twitter users claimed cheating was involved.
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Former US President Donald Trump posted that voters in Detroit were experiencing a REALLY BAD absentee ballot situation.
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On election night in 2022, Arizona Republican Congressman Andy Biggs said, Nancy Pelosi is losing the gavel but finding the hammer. Too soon?
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The final stretch of 2022 midterm campaigns will no doubt inspire a deluge of online content with varying levels of authenticity or fact — be it memes, videos, photographs, or sensational tabloid headlines.
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Jessica Lee is Snopes' Senior Assignments Editor with expertise in investigative storytelling, media literacy advocacy and digital audience engagement.

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