Fact check: What's true and what's false about the 2020 election
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The claim: A photo shows a stage for Joe Biden's inauguration being built on the lawn of the White House
The voters have spoken, and on Jan. 20, President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States.
Dump Trump — a page on Facebook that opposes President Donald Trump — posted a photo that purports to show preparations for the day occurring on the lawn behind the White House on Nov. 21.
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"If you're having a bad day, just remember, Trump is watching Biden's inaugural stage being built on the White House North Lawn. For the next 59 days," the caption reads.
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Photo depicts a parade viewing stand behind the White House in 1993
In reality, the photo depicts preparations for a different inauguration: that of President Bill Clinton in 1993. The aerial shot of the White House now resides in the Smithsonian Institution Archives.
The structure in the photo is also not an "inaugural stage." It's a viewing stand for the inaugural parade that traditionally makes its way down Pennsylvania Avenue after the ceremony, per Lead Stories.
The actual swearing-in occurs on the inaugural platform at the U.S. Capitol, not the White House.
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Some preparations for Joe Biden's inauguration are underway
The inaugural platform that Joe Biden may use to take the oath of office in January is already being built, per the Washington Post.
The District of Columbia has also repaved Pennsylvania Avenue in preparation for the parade, and the National Park Service has issued a permit for construction of inaugural facilities in Lafayette Square.
That includes the viewing stand in the photo — it's actually where the new president traditionally sits to watch the rest of the parade after he completes his portion.
As of Nov. 16, the grand viewing stand near the White House was under construction, per a photo from United Press International.
It is possible that some traditional elements of a presidential inauguration will not occur for Biden. He may not even use the stage at the Capitol, per the Washington Post.
Ron Klain, the incoming White House chief of staff, said on Sunday that the inauguration will "definitely have to be changed."
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"Obviously, this is not going to be the same kind of inauguration we have had in the past," he said on ABC News. “They’re going to try to have an inauguration that honors the importance and the symbolic meaning of the moments, but also does not result in the spread of disease," Klain also said.
The claim that a viral photo shows a stage for Joe Biden's inauguration being built on the lawn of the White House is FALSE, because it is not supported by our research. The photo is actually from 1993 and depicts a parade viewing stand. Still, it is true that some preparations for the next inauguration — such as the construction of the inaugural platform at the U.S. Capitol — have begun.
Our fact-check sources:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, accessed Nov. 24, William J. Clinton Presidential Inauguration, aerial view of White House, 1993
Lead Stories, Nov. 23, Fact Check: Stage For Joe Biden's Inauguration Was NOT Already Being Built In Front Of The White House In November
Washington Post, Nov. 19, What will Inauguration Day look like amid a pandemic?
United Press International, Nov. 16, Grand Viewing Stand Under Construction at White House
Washington Post, Nov. 21, Joe Biden spent much of the general election in his basement. Now, he and his aides ponder a very public inauguration.
ABC News, Nov. 22, Biden's 1st cabinet picks coming on Tuesday: Incoming WH chief of staff
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Joe Biden spent much of the general election in his basement. Now, he and his aides ponder a very public inauguration.
The Biden team sees the inaugural as a way to affirm the legitimacy of his presidency and set its tone. And now, as candidate Biden transitions to President Biden, he is planning an inauguration ceremony that, like his campaign, will look like no other in recent American history.
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President-elect Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden honor military veterans with a stop at the Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing on Veterans Day on November 10, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Biden continues the process of the presidential transition as President Donald Trump continues to contest the election.
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., stands at left.
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden visits a neighbor's house after stopping at his childhood home on Nov. 3, 2020 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. As polls open on Election Day, nearly 100 million Americans have already cast their ballots through early voting and mail-in voting.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in get out the vote event at Burke Lakefront Airport on November 2, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. - The US presidential campaign enters its final day Monday with a last-minute scramble for votes by Donald Trump and Joe Biden, drawing to a close an extraordinary race that has put a pandemic-stricken country on edge.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden poses for a picture with a young girl during a canvassing kick-off event on Nov. 1, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pa. Biden is campaigning in Philadelphia on Sunday, in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania that President Donald Trump won narrowly in 2016.
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, right, and former President Barack Obama greet each other at a rally at Northwestern High School in Flint, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden leaves St. Joseph On the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church with his granddaughters Natalie Biden, center, and Finnegan Biden, right, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Wilmington.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, arrive at a campaign stop at Bucks County Community College on Oct. 24 in Bristol, Pa., where the former vice president faced hecklers chanting, "Four more years."
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks during a drive-in campaign rally at Riverside High School on October 18, 2020 in Durham, North Carolina. Biden is campaigning on Sunday in the battleground state that President Donald Trump won in 2016.
President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden appear in the first Presidential debate in the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion at the Cleveland Clinic, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Cleveland.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden an Jill Biden visited the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Penn. on Sept. 11, 2020 just hours after President Donald Trump visited and made remarks at the 19th annual September 11th Observance at the Flight 93 National Memorial.
Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden has a conversation about school reopening with local parents and educators during an event in Wauwatosa, WI, September 3, 2020. - Joe Biden met Thursday with relatives of Jacob Blake, the black father shot by a white policeman in Wisconsin, as the presidential hopeful undertakes a mission to help a community come together after days of violent unrest.
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden hugs his wife Jill Biden after speaking during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del.
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, and his wife Jill Biden, join Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and her husband Doug Emhoff, during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del.
August 18, 2020; Milwaukee, WI, USA; (Editors Note: Screen grab from Democratic National Convention video stream) Former Vice President Joe Biden greets Former Second Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden after she delivered a speech for viewers during the Democratic National Convention at the Wisconsin Center. Mandatory Credit: Democratic National Convention via USA TODAY NETWORK ORIG FILE ID: 20200818_ajw_usa_209.jpg
(Editors Note: Screen grab from Democratic National Convention video stream) Former Vice President Joe Biden reacts as he was nominated to be the Democratic candidate for President during the Democratic National Convention at the Wisconsin Center.
August 18, 2020; Milwaukee, WI, USA; (Editors Note: Screen grab from Democratic National Convention video stream) Former Vice President Joe Biden and Former Second Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden react after Joe was nominated to be the Democratic candidate for President during the Democratic National Convention at the Wisconsin Center.
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and her husband Douglas Emhoff, right, applaud to Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden after a campaign event at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020.
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden retrieves his face mask from the podium as his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., prepares to speak at a campaign event at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden invites his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) to the stage to deliver remarks at the Alexis Dupont High School on August 12, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Harris is the first Black woman and the first person of Indian descent to be nominated at the top of the presidential ticket by a major party in U.S. history.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden speaks as his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) looks on during an event at the Alexis Dupont High School on August 12, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Harris is the first Black woman and the first person of Indian descent to be nominated at the top of the presidential ticket by a major party in U.S. history.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, greet one another before they participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington on March 15, 2020.
Democratic presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden is seen on screens in the spin room during the eighth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by ABC News, WMUR-TV and Apple News at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire on February 07, 2020.
Democratic presidential hopefuls Joe Biden speaks as Elizabeth Warren listens during the fourth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio on October 15, 2019. Biden and Warren took jabs at each other during the campaign and on the debate stage.
Former Vice President Joe Biden buys an ice cream Wonder Bar for himself and sisters Grace and Noelle Beasley, of Urbandale, on the first day of the Iowa State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (Via OlyDrop)
July 24, 2019; Detroit, MI, USA; Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the Presidential Candidates forum hosted by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Cobo Center in Detroit. Mandatory Credit: Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press via USA TODAY NETWORK ORIG FILE ID: 20190724_ajw_usa_151.jpg
Biden waves to the crowd as he speaks at a rally to campaign for Democrat Doug Jones in the special election to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions' former Senate seat on Oct. 3, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala.
Biden tucks notes into his jacket after speaking at an event to formally launch the Biden Institute, a research and policy center focused on domestic issues, at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del., on March 13, 2017.
Biden watches President Obama, sitting with Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, as they listen to Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford talk about Obama during an Armed Forces Full Honor Farewell Review on Jan. 4, 2017, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.
Biden embraces his grandson Hunter before funeral services his son Beau Biden on June 6, 2015, at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington, Del. The eldest son of the vice president, died of brain cancer May 30 at age 46.
Biden, left, holds up a bottle of Andro Fuel, a type of steroid, during a news conference at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington on March 11, 2004. Standing with Biden is Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.
Biden holds up a government booklet on drug and crime issues while questioning Attorney General Janet Reno during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss Justice Department operations on April 30, 1997, on Capitol Hill.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Fact check: Some inauguration prep is underway, but a viral photo of it is actually from 1993.
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