Bernie Sanders's file

Sanders

Independent from Vermont

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is an independent who caucuses with Democrats. In May 2015, he announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.

Sanders's statements by ruling

Click on the ruling to see all of Sanders's statements for that ruling.

  • True14 (%)(14)
  • Mostly True39 (%)(39)
  • Half True20 (%)(20)
  • Mostly False18 (%)(18)
  • False12 (%)(12)
  • Pants on Fire0(0)

Bernie Sanders's website

Recent statements involving Bernie Sanders

Recent stories featuring Bernie Sanders

Fact-checking Bernie Sanders on 'Meet the Press'

Bernie Sanders vows to fight for a win in the upcoming Democratic primary in Calfiornia and says he'll press his case with Democratic superdelegates. 

Fact-checking claims about the Nevada convention chaos

PolitiFact Nevada dug into what Sanders supporters are so mad about and found their claims lacking.

Fact-checking a $15 minimum wage

Just two and a half years ago, President Barack Obama was proposing a $9 minimum wage. Now the cutting-edge Democratic proposal is $15. How did this happen, and what does it mean?
 

Our top 5 fact-checks for April 2016

Our five most-popular fact-checks in April were all about the Democratic presidential candidates.

PolitiFact Florida Top 5 in April 2016

A spat between a Starbucks heckler and Gov. Rick Scott led our fact-checks in April