Statements we say are Mostly True
In 2010, 2,694 young people were killed by gunfire. 1,773 were victims of homicide; 67 were elementary school-age children.
"[W]e see America's prison population exploding, with America having a greater percentage of its people behind bars than any other nation in the world!"
A "foreclosure tax" that would take effect in 2013 could mean a high tax bill for those facing foreclosure and millions of families who modified their mortgage or had a short sale through their lender.
"When you look at the number of crashes before the cameras were installed compared to after, they’re virtually the same."
Half the lottery directors across the country had not run a lottery before they were hired.
"Revenues are 15 percent of GDP — it’s still in the range of the lowest it’s ever been."
"The higher the education level, the more likely they are to vote Democratic."
High school students arrested on campus are twice as likely not to graduate and four times less likely to graduate if they’ve appeared in court.
Almost 400 arrests in the city last year for panhandling-related offenses involved just 78 suspects, an indication that the same people are panhandling over and over.
"Obamacare will provide coverage for abortions, despite the president’s commitment that it would not."
Says Barack Obama's comments indicate he "believes in redistribution" of wealth.
"Since 2000, only 10 cases of in-person voter fraud have been proven nationally."
Says Georgia will send more state money per child to state charter schools and that budget cuts are not applied to those charter schools.
Says opponents of the health care law "prevailed on our two main arguments" to the U.S. Supreme Court.
"Independent voters have a ten-point margin in favor of Mitt Romney right now."
"NASCAR fans are twice as likely as non fans to serve in the military and 37 percent of active servicemembers and veterans are NASCAR fans."
Voter turnout for some groups in the 2008 presidential general election in Georgia "was far greater than it should have been demographically."
Taxes on groceries and medicine will rise under a plan to improve roads and rail for metro Atlanta.
The U.S. initially had three federal felonies: treason, piracy, and counterfeiting securities and money.
The transportation sales tax would cost the average consumer an estimated $112 a year.
How to contact us:
We want to hear your suggestions and comments. Email the Georgia Truth-O-Meter with feedback and with claims you'd like to see checked. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.
Browse The Georgia Truth-O-Meter:
Keep up to date with Politifact Georgia: