Fact-checking Bernie Sanders and his 2016 campaign

As an independent senator from Vermont, we fact-checked Bernie Sanders just over a dozen times. Since his presidential ambitions came into view he’s accrued more than eighty more, a small sign of the large impact Sanders’s campaign has had on American politics. The typical Sanders statement remained the same after his announcement: a shocking fact or statistic about American poverty and inequality. We checked them out — 103 times in total. We’ve rated Sanders True, Mostly True and Half-True more than twice as often as we rated him False or Mostly False. Perhaps most remarkably, none of the statements we … >>More
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