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Are discrepancies between exit polls and official election results in the US usually indicative of systematic election problems? [duplicate]

Paul Grossinger writes on Inc.com about the last US presidential election: 1) In 28 states doing exit polling, 23 states had a margin favoring Trump, against 5 for Clinton. That's 82% of states ...
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Does PETA euthanize 95.9% of all animals under its care? [duplicate]

The website www.petakillsanimals.com/ alleges on the home page (scroll down once) that "95.9% of animals under PETA's care have been killed in one year" as seen in this screenshot: In that post, they ...
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Are American media controlled mostly by Jews? (2015 edition) [duplicate]

There is a question on this site, Are American media controlled mostly by Jews?, which looks at an infographic titled "Who Controls Your Mind? 2013" and shows: The methodology of the ...
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Did “paranoid” crack dealers fuel adoption of semiautomatics?

This answer cites a recent Time story (titled either Florida School Shooting: Why Civilians Started Buying AR-15s or Why Americans Started Buying Military-Style Weapons Like the One Used in the ...
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Did Donald Trump order the killing of General Qassem Soleimani? [closed]

Throughout the media there have been articles in the past weeks that said that Trump 'ordered' the killing of General Qassem Soleimani from Iran. Can a president order such killings or he approved ...
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Is over-reliance on wind energy the real reason PG&E is cutting power? [closed]

It's been widely reported that to mitigate the risk of power lines sparking wild-fires in California, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), the largest utility in California, has been preemptively de-...
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Can the coronavirus be transmitted in sea water?

Claims have been made that simply being in sea water near a beach exposes you to the possibility of COVOD-19 infection: In a Los Angeles Times interview early last week, [Kim] Prather was quoted ...
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Did Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell backtrack on raising interest rates from 2.5% to 3.25% in Jan 2 2019?

In this May 22 2020 article, NYU Stern Prof. Nouriel Roubini (BA Bocconi University 1982, PhD Harvard 1988) proclaimed: In other words, you’re saying that because of structural weaknesses in the ...
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Did Al Nusra carry out multiple terror attacks throughout Syria?

According to the US state department: Under al-Jawlani’s leadership, ANF has carried out multiple terrorist attacks throughout Syria, often targeting civilians. In April 2015, ANF reportedly ...
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Is racial resentment towards African Americans correlated with Democrats support of a political position?

The following research claims that there is a link between high "racial resentment" (as measured by answers to questions in the survey) and support for VoterID laws. Here, CPC researchers found an ...
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Did Hillary Clinton represent someone accused of rape in court?

According to The Daily Beast Hillary Clinton's first case as a lawyer involved the defense of someone accused of rape. Is there any evidence (e. g. publicly available court proceedings) that can ...
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Is the United States bankrupt?

According to this Doc, United States did go "Bankrupt" in 1933 and was declared so by President Roosevelt by Executive Orders 6073, 6102, 6111 and by Executive Order 6260 on March 9, 1933, ...
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Was Ambassador Christopher Stevens raped before his death?

US Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens was killed in one of the recent attacks against the US Diplomatic Missions. NOPCRadio claim that he was raped before his death. Here is a report that ...
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Do some Jewish American charity organizations fund the Israeli military?

This was claimed by multiple sources, as an example Is it not striking that the US grants charity status to organizations whose sole mission is to support the army of another country? Are there ...
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Were Emanuel Celler's paternal grandparents and maternal grandmother Jewish?

Wikipedia claims that Celler was born in Brooklyn, the son of Josephine (née Müller) and Henry H. Celler. All of his grandparents immigrated from Germany; his paternal grandparents and maternal ...
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Is it easier for a teenager to get their hands on a gun than a computer or a book? [closed]

In a recent speech, President Obama said: As a society, we choose to under-invest in decent schools. We allow poverty to fester so that entire neighborhoods offer no prospect for gainful employment. ...
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Do the U.S. interstate numbers correspond to land area?

This question is about the numbering scheme of U.S. interstate highways. Wikipedia says: In the numbering scheme for the primary routes, east–west highways are assigned even numbers and north–south ...
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Did Trump replace Joint Chiefs of Staff & Director of Natl. Intelligence with Steve Bannon?

This showed up in my Facebook feed: Yesterday, while we were focused on the non-Trump-business-supporting Muslim ban, Trump removed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of ...
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Are people unable to legally immigrate to the United States for a better life? [closed]

In the 2005 documentary Romántico, Carmelo Muñez Sanchez asks about applying for a visa to come to the United States and is told that in order to be accepted he needs proof of his financial stability ...
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Did China choose to finance the US after the 2008 crisis?

In today's edition of Le Monde there is an article about the increasing quantity of money in the world, and the problems or benefits that this might yield. In the introduction to the article the ...
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Is the biggest terror threat in the US white men? [duplicate]

Don Lemon, a journalist and CNN host, recently stated the biggest terror threat in this country is white men. and did not retract his statement "following the backlash", but rather, re-emphasized ...
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Can red state legislature automatically give Trump a second term?

Their are some people online (Greg Palast) saying that if Trump loses the election, he will claim fraud, have the results thrown out and have state legislature use the 12 amendment to give him a ...
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Are Russian made weapons poor in quality?

It is often said in various media and newspapers that Russia manufactures low quality defense products: Why are Russian arms technologies and military professionalism always said to be behind the US ...
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Can a president legally issue an executive order prohibiting someone form becoming the next president? [migrated]

Source President Donald Trump ramped up attacks against his opponent, Joe Biden, calling Biden the "dumbest of all candidates," and went so far as to declare, "maybe I'll sign an ...
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Are 91 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs in the United States white men?

Laura Mather wrote on Huff Post: Let’s start with the numbers: women represent about 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. Minorities represent approximately 4 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. Therefore, only ...
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Did Kamala Harris ignore anti-pedophilia California Child Protection Act of 2012?

An Open Secret (anti-pedophilia, anti-Hollywood film) posted on Twitter the following claim which was retweeted 1k+ times: Did you know? California Child Protection Act of 2012 Requires adults ...
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Did Kim Davis just want her name removed from the marriage licenses?

A commenter at Hot Air writes about Kim Davis, the county clerk from Kentucky who was jailed for refusing the issue same-sex marriage certificates. Nope she is quite willing to issue marriage ...
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Did DOJ officials conclude no further action was warranted on the Whistleblower complaint?

The White House just accidentally sent all House Democrats its talking points regarding President Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian President and the related Intelligence Community whistleblower ...
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Has the CIA ever been involved in child sex trafficking? [closed]

Ted Gunderson, a former FBI special agent and head of the Los Angeles FBI, is known for allegedly blowing the whistle on several controversial matters. A quick YouTube search reveals many videos on ...
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“We do not need 2000 miles of concrete wall from sea to shiny sea. We never did. We never proposed that” Has Trump ever proposed a ~2K mi border wall?

On January 25, 2019 U.S. President Donald J. Trump stated "We do not need 2,000 miles of concrete wall from sea to shiny sea. We never did. We never proposed that." CNN could not ...
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Was this photo taken on Friday 29th of May 2020, when the President was moved to a White House bunker [closed]

This tweet (with over 8,000 shares) was posted recently, implying that the photo of the White House, was taken when the President was evacuated to a bunker. Lights out at #WhiteHouse is a ...
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Has Biden ever been injected with drugs before a debate? [closed]

President Trump said this on Saturday, at his rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, about Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden: No, but don't underestimate him. Look, he's been doing this for ...
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Was the SCOTUS the last thing on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's mind when she made her allegations during therapy in 2012? [closed]

During the Senate confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, it became clear that the allegations of sexual assault by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford had been originally made in some form all the way back ...
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Are children being kidnapped at large scale for satanic ritual abuse (SRA) purposes in the USA and other countries? [closed]

According to Wikipedia, Ted Gunderson was an American Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent In Charge and head of the Los Angeles FBI [...] who claimed that: [...] in the United States ...
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Did the whistleblower work with Joe Biden?

In an interview with a reporter from The Hill, and reported by both The Hill and Real Clear Politics, Senator Rand Paul made the claim that the anonymous whistleblower who raised concerns about ...

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