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By The Editors, RealClearInvestigations 
December 7, 2020 (Latest Updates: Jan. 7, 2021)

In one corner, President Trump and his allies claim massive fraud and ballot irregularities cost him the 2020 election. 

In the other, Democrats and sympathetic media allies argue that the vote was free and fair and that the charges of cheating amount to sour-grapes conspiracy mongering. 

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump at a rally in Valdosta, Ga., in advance of Georgia's U.S. Senate runoffs on Jan. 5.

Many allegations advanced by the president, his surrogates and supporters have been challenged, debunked or dismissed by courts, notably Texas's challenge in the Supreme Court.

Still, in numerous instances, media fact checkers have not been diligent. They have simply run the allegations past state authorities and other officials who would have orchestrated the alleged fraud or had an interest in minimizing irregularities.

It was thus hardly surprising when the New York Times reported that it had called officials in every state and was told, as the headline said, that there was “No Evidence of Voter Fraud.” That’s the kind of statement that inspires skepticism because fraud is inevitable in any big election. The Times itself seemed to acknowledge just that in the article’s sub-headline, which said, without presenting evidence, that there were “no irregularities that affected the outcome.” 

Of course, “irregularities” in a basic function of American democracy, even if they did not affect the outcome, remain a significant part of any election story -- not least 2020's, which saw unprecedented controversies. Below is a running, selective collection of hyperlinked articles detailing charges of irregularities or electronic fraud made in various states, especially key battlegrounds such as Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

The Latest

Washington and Electoral College

Earlier: Dec. 12, 2020-Jan. 5, 2021 

U.S. Supreme Court and Washington

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Dominion Voting Systems

Arizona

Georgia

Michigan

  • Judge orders release of report showing Dominion Voting Systems had 68% error rate in Antrim County - Just the News

Earlier: Nov. 29-Dec. 12

U.S.  Supreme Court and Washington 

Arizona

Georgia 

Michigan

Nevada

North Carolina

Pennsylvania

Wisconsin

  • Postal employees backdated mail ballots and nursing home staffers pressured elderly voters: witnesses - Daily Signal
  • State Supreme Court deals Trump challenges third defeat in 30 hours - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sidney Powell

Week of Nov. 22-28

California

  • Los Angeles prosecutors uncover scheme in which thousands of fraudulent ballots were cast - Just the News

Michigan

Pennsylvania

  • Large numbers of voters say their absentee votes weren't counted or someone else requested their mail-in ballot - Just the News
  • Abnormally low number of rejected ballots - Just the News

Also

Nov. 8-21  

Georgia

Nevada

  • Election supervisors in Clark County counted mail-in ballots despite concerns that the signatures were invalid, according to a whistleblower's affidavit - Washington Examiner
  • People inside a Biden-Harris van were witnessed opening, filling out, and resealing mail ballots, a whistleblower alleged - Epoch Times

Pennsylvania

Texas

  • Social worker accused of 134 counts of fraudulently casting ballots for intellectually challenged clients - Attorney General's Office

Wisconsin

Nov. 1-7

Pennsylvania

  • Supervisors ordered a mail carrier to collect and submit late ballots, the carrier alleged, which supervisors then backdated so that they appeared to have been mailed in time - Washington Times

Texas

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