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Fact-checking claims about California’s ballot measures

PolitiFact California has fact-checked claims about many of the state’s most controversial ballot measures, from Prop 64’s effort to legalize marijuana to Prop 62’s proposal to abolish the death penalty to Prop 60’s condom requirement in adult films.

Examining Bernie Sanders’ claim: Prop 61 ‘great for California taxpayers’

Bernie Sanders says in a new TV advertisement that California's Proposition 61, a measure to lower state prescription drug prices, 'is great for taxpayers.' But analysts say it's not clear how the state would implement the measure or how much money it would save.

Fact-checking Bernie Sanders and his 2016 campaign

In 103 fact-checks, Sanders has never earned a Pants on Fire rating

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  

So you want to move to Canada, eh?

If ___________ becomes president, I’m moving to ___________! The refrain comes up every four years, no matter who’s running.

Donald Trump brings troublesome relationship with the truth to California

As California's June 7th primary election draws near, PolitiFact California is highlighting how presidential candidates fare with the truth on PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter. We will also be fact-checking the statements they make while in the Golden State. 

Bernie Sanders has never felt the burn of PolitiFact’s Pants On Fire rating

As California's June 7th primary election draws near, PolitiFact California is highlighting how presidential candidates fare with the truth on PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter. We will also be fact-checking the statements they make while in the Golden State. 

As she heads to California, how has Hillary Clinton fared with the truth?

As presidential candidates arrive in the state, PolitiFact California is highlighting their records with the truth. We will also be fact-checking the statements they make while on California soil.

March High Five: Our most-clicked items for the month

As the Wisconsin primary approached, PolitiFact Wisconsin readers dialed up candidates records.  

PolitiFact’s Top 5 fact-checks for March 2016

With heated primaries on both sides of the aisle, most of our Top 5 fact checks from March focused on the two so-called outsider candidates: Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump.  

Top 5 for PolitiFact Florida in March 2016

Florida’s presidential primary as well as U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz fueled the Truth-O-Meter.  

Sorting out Hillary Clinton’s fossil fuel contributions

With so many accusations flying around in the Democratic presidential primary, we thought it was important to lay out the facts of the matter.

Donald Trump: Why so low on the meter, so high in the polls?

Teasing out how the Republican presidential front runner scores so poorly on our Truth-O-Meter but does so well with GOP voters.   Plus: The Final Five on the Truth-O-Meter; closer looks at visits by Trump, Clinton, Sanders, Kasich and Cruz; and Trump's comments on punishing women who have an abortion. 

Fact-checking a Hillary Clinton speech in Milwaukee

Hillary Clinton made claims contrasting herself with the Republican presidential candidates and her rival for the Democratic nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.   Fact-checking John Kasich's Milwaukee visit Fact-checking Bernie Sanders' Madison speech

Fact checking John Kasich's Milwaukee visit

Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich made claims about his general election electability while seeking support ahead of Wisconsin's presidential primary.    The Final Five: Kasich, Cruz, Trump, Clinton and Sanders on the Truth-O-Meter Bernie Sanders: Fact checking his Madison speech  

Fact checking Bernie Sanders' Madison speech

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders repeated several claims we've checked previously in taking his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination to Madison, Wis. The Final Five: Checking the five remaining presidential candidates on what they're likely to say while campaigning in Wisconsin.