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Fact check: Allegations that Joe Biden wore an earpiece at town hall, debate are false

Added 10-01-20 01:11:02am EST - “Claims that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden cheated at a town hall with an earpiece ?" or that he would use one at a debate ?" are unfounded.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Fact check: Allegations that Joe Biden wore an earpiece at town hall, debate are false”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

As America prepares to watch President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden square off in the first debate of the election season, Biden’s critics are preparing their arguments to invalidate his possible success.

“Joe’s flesh colored earpiece was spotted at his last townhall. Staffers can give him answers at the presidential debates,” claims a meme posted to Facebook Sept. 22.

"Why does Joe Biden not have an ear canal? Because he’s wearing a specialty designed earpiece so he can recite whatever is told to him," another Facebook user questioned on Sept 24. "His cognitive function is impaired. He is UNFIT to serve as POTUS," the post concluded alongside a meme with an up-close image of the same photo and an ear's anatomy.

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There's no truth to the allegations, which surfaced a week ahead of the first debate and again that day. The Biden campaign also denied claims that they refused to consent to an inspection for an earpiece ahead of the debate.

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