Alec Dent

Alec Dent is the culture editor and a staff writer for The Dispatch. He is a graduate of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at UNC Chapel Hill, and previously oversaw The Dispatch's fact checking team.

Alec Dent

Fact Check: A Close Look at Team Trump’s Dominion Conspiracies

The legal team is making unfounded claims to say that the election was stolen.

Fact Check: Addressing Yet More Claims About Dominion Voting Systems

Sean Hannity raised questions about a machine that is not being used in Michigan and Georgia.

Fact Check: More False Claims About Dominion Voting Systems

A map implies that the software is used only in states that President Trump is contesting.

Did CNN Downplay the COVID Risk of Pro-Biden Celebrations?

The term ‘superspreader’ was not used but coverage noted the lack of social distancing.

Fact Check: Explaining the False Allegations About Dominion Voting Systems

The vote-counting software has been the subject of conspiracy theories about Democrats ‘stealing the election.’

Did RealClearPolitics Rescind a Projection That Biden Won Pennsylvania?

The site has not made a call on the outcome of the Keystone state.

Do Viral Videos Show Poll Workers Filling Out Empty Ballots?

Workers are transcribing votes from damaged ballots onto clean ones, and they are being watched by bipartisan poll workers.