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Fact-checking 5 new claims in final stretch of 2020 election

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With less than a week before Election Day, attacks from both sides are ramping up. We’re separating fact from fiction.

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Election Day is Nov. 3 -- and the two candidates for president -- Donald Trump and Joe Biden -- are both traveling across the country to make a closing argument for votes. We’re fact-checking some of the recent claims made by candidates and ads. Let’s jump in.

Trump ad: Biden will raise your taxes

A new ad appears to show Joe Biden saying, “If you elect me, your taxes are going to be raised, not cut," citing comments from remarks made at an event in South Carolina in February.

The ad deceptively edits remarks from Biden at several different events into this audio clip. Biden actually never said this to voters. That claim is FALSE.

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After review, we've found this information is Not True.

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