Former President Donald Trump's claims in his victory speech in New Hampshire have been disputed by some sections of the media, particularly regarding the election numbers in 2020 and 2016. Trump alleged that "they used Covid to cheat" and asserted that he won both in 2016 and 2020, with a better performance in 2020. CNN conducted a fact check and labeled Trump's claims as "utterly false," emphasizing that there is no evidence of widespread fraud that could have changed the 2020 election outcome.
Trump also made assertions about tax increases proposed by Democrats, claiming that they want to raise taxes four times. CNN fact-checked this statement, deeming it false and highlighting that neither President Joe Biden nor other top Democrats are proposing anything close to quadrupling taxes.
In contrast, Nikki Haley's Tuesday night speech in New Hampshire was noted for making claims that were either accurate or too general to fact-check. Trump also complained about people formerly registered as Democrats being allowed to vote in the Republican primary, but media outlets pointed out that it is standard for states to allow affiliation switches before a certain date.
While some voters might have switched affiliations with the intention of opposing Trump, others may have genuinely decided to change their party affiliation. Affiliation-switching occurred before October 6, with some individuals switching from Republican to undeclared and vice versa. The claims made by Trump and the subsequent fact-checking highlight the ongoing scrutiny and debate over election-related statements in the political landscape.
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