A fundraising email from MoveOn.org said Florida Gov. Rick Scott "tried to kick 180,000 people off the voter rolls" and "every one" of the state's supervisors of election resisted him. Both statements are wrong.
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In a fund-raising email, MoveOn said Scott "tried to kick 180,000 people off the voter rolls" and "every one" of the supervisors of election resisted him. Both claims are wrong.
Thanks to recent battles over federal spending, the Truth-O-Meter hit a jackpot of claims that need checking.
U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia and Mark Warner of Virginia barnstormed the Atlanta area Monday to drum up support for reducing the national debt, so PolitiFact Georgia went for broke. We greeted them with rapid-fire fact checks.
The budget hawks were mostly on the money. Warner won a True on Social Security data. Chambliss scored a Mostly True on debt growth figures and a Half True on how tax cuts impact tax revenue.
MoveOn.org and U.S. Rep. Paul Broun of Athens shortchanged us on the facts. Both earned False rulings on the budget debate.
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The Senate voted down new rules to help homeowners in bankruptcy. MoveOn says the naysayers got millions in campaign money from the finance industry.