Monday, September 22nd, 2014

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Olens

Republican from Georgia

Sam Olens is Georgia's Attorney General

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Truth-O-Meter gets tuneup

The Truth-O-Meter endures. But we occasionally give it a tuneup.

Due to overwhelming response from our readers, we’re making a slight tweak to our ratings. We are changing our Barely True to Mostly False.

Many readers complained the Barely True rating put too much emphasis on "true" when the rating actually describes something without much truth. The definition will remain the same -- "The statement contains an element of truth but ignores critical facts that would give a different impression."

Sadly, last week, politicians did not give us the chance to shift the Truth-O-Meter to Mostly False mode. They earned two False ratings one Pants on Fire, and a single True.

There’s always next week.

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It's primary runoff time. Don't forget your Truth-O-Meter

Are you voting in Tuesday's runoff election? Don't forget your Truth-O-Meter.

Runoffs can be ugly, and this political season is no exception. In the 19 days since the primary, PolitiFact Georgia has debunked enough attacks to fill an entire election season. 

In the Republican gubernatorial runoff alone, we've covered attacks on abortion, negative campaigning, and one candidate's voting record from 17 years ago.

Even Trig, former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's toddler son, became a point of contention in that race.

We've written items on four elections for statewide office in the past two months: the Republican race for governor, the Democratic race for secretary of state, the Republican race for attorney general, and the Republican race for commissioner of insurance.

Here's how they fared against the Truth-O-Meter.