On October 7, The New York Times ran a story with the headline “Justice Dept. Eases Election Fraud Inquiry Constraints as Trumps Promotes False Narrative.” The story is in reference to the fact that the Justice Departments has announced a new policy that election fraud clams can be launched before votes are counted.
The Times contends this reverses a policy of not announcing election fraud investigations prior to voting, an action which they indicate can lead to a lack of voter confidence in the election process and lower turnout.
That characterization of the Justice Department announcement is deliberately false and misleading to the reader. The announced policy simply permits an investigation to commence at the time a suspicious activity has been reported. It is not announcing an investigation prior to the election.