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Republican from Georgia

Sam Olens is Georgia's Attorney General

Recent statements involving Sam Olens

Says opponents of the health care law  "prevailed on our two main arguments" to the U.S. Supreme Court.

"The governor having a meeting ... isn't covered by the open meetings act."

There are cities and counties in Georgia that don’t have websites, and where elected officials don’t have email addresses.

"If you're from Guatemala and you are found illegally in Mexico, you are automatically jailed."

"In Cobb County, every meeting opened with a prayer. The ACLU objected. Sued ... [Sam] Olens took on the ACLU and won!"

Recent stories featuring Sam Olens

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.

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