Biden Not Alone In Using Stats For Campaign Without Citation

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - FEBRUARY 19: Former U.S Vice president Joe Biden speaks at the University of Pennsylvania’s Irvine Auditorium February 19, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Biden joined Amy Gutmann, ... PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - FEBRUARY 19: Former U.S Vice president Joe Biden speaks at the University of Pennsylvania’s Irvine Auditorium February 19, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Biden joined Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, in discussing global affairs and other topical subjects, and concluding with questions from the audience. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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June 6, 2019 8:46 a.m.

Former Vice President Joe Biden is far from the only Democratic presidential contender to use statistics and phrases for campaign texts without citation.

According to Politico, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) lifted a phrase from Everytown For Gun Safety; former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) is using a line similar to one President Barack Obama wrote on voting; Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) ripped off John Legend on African American incarceration rates.

But of course, even a whiff of plagiarism is bound to put the Biden campaign on edge after the debacle of his 1988 run. 

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