The Truth-O-Meter scorecard for the first 2016 presidential debate

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced off in the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Sept. 26, 2016. We published 18 fact-checks from that debate and cross-referenced another 16 previous fact-checks of similar statements to see how they compared on the Truth-O-Meter. See the full scorecard below followed by brief summaries of the fact-checks that make up the scorecard. See Figure 1 on PolitiFact.com   Hillary Clinton True – 6 fact-checks Clinton said in the debate that according to "independent experts," Trump's tax plan "would blow up the debt by over $ 5 trillion and would in … >>More
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