Voters beware: Election misinformation tricks Democrats and Republicans alike

Jon Favreau and Melissa Melendez have little in common.He’s a former speechwriter for President Barack Obama and co-hosts the staunchly anti-Trump “Pod Save America.” She’s a Trump-supporting Republican Assemblymember.

But they found some common ground in 2020. Both helped spread falsehoods about California’s primary election on Twitter.We recently criticized Melendez for spreading a rumor that California is stripping voters of their rights. A fact check by The Sacramento Bee found that Melendez was “echoing inaccurate sentiments spread within conservative circles across the state that Californ...

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