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Elaine Boyer, a Republican, is a DeKalb County commissioner

Recent statements involving Elaine Boyer

"[T]his breed (of pit bulls) is most often associated with aggressive behavior."

Low-flow toilets "can cost homeowners up to $1,000 each."

Recent stories featuring Elaine Boyer

Truth-O-Meter takes a bite out of politics. And pit bulls.:

Thank goodness the Truth-O-Meter’s a polymath. PolitiFact Georgia relied on its encyclopedic knowledge to tackle subjects as utterly unrelated as pit bull aggression and health care reform.

Rulings varied. La Raza, a Hispanic issues advocacy group, earned a True for its claim on the percent of Latino children on Medicaid. U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey earned a False for his claims that a federal health care board can kill you. A DeKalb County commissioner earned a Mostly True on those controversial canines. Former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Beverly Hall earned a False.

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No pants burned, but toilets did flush:

No Pants caught On Fire last week, but AJC PolitiFact Georgia did flush a few claims down the toilet.

One claim was literally about commodes. A DeKalb County pol said low-flow versions can cost up to $1,000. Sometimes yes, often no, we found. Half True.

But after reading others on red-light cameras and unemployment benefits, we reached for the handle and flushed several times. 

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