Aide says he misspoke. But even then, his numbers have issues
One of every two Wisconsin residents are "on some kind of government handout."
— PolitiFact Wisconsin
Unprecedented departure stymied action, but GOP had the tools to break the logjam. And did.
Wisconsin was embroiled in a "constitutional crisis" brought on by the Democratic senators fleeing the state for Illinois to block Gov. Scott Walker's budget-repair bill.
The rhetoric overstates the reality, but on some points not by much
On the night of the Wisconsin state Senate vote on the budget package, "a mob showed up and busted down the door and took over the Capitol."
No evidence -- including from Garvey -- it was ever said
Claims Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said: "It is necessary to eliminate unions in order to balance future budgets."
Some cases of double voting, but none of quintuple or sextuple ballots
"We continue to see these isolated incidents of people trying to vote five, six times a day."
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