A Travis County official, Bruce Elfant, says that in voter turnout, Americans suck compared to voters elsewhere.
OK, those weren't his words. But he made a similar point, which we found MOSTLY TRUE.
READ THE FULL FACT CHECK HERE.
Julián Castro, the Texan in President Obama's cabinet, recently declared that less than half of the poorest Americans have home Internet subscriptions.
True, we found.
READ THE FACT CHECK HERE.
Robots and fact checks go together like, well, you fill in the blanks.
But it's happening.
John Cornyn, the second-term senior U.S. senator for Texas, isn't running for president--unlike Cruz and Perry and Texas natives Rand Paul and Carly Fiorina.
He's still getting some Truth-O-Meter love. Let's peek.
SEE CORNYN'S TRUTH-O-METER REPORT CARD HERE.
Stealth videos released by an anti-abortion group led us to wonder about the murky guidelines for using fetal tissue for research purposes.
MOSTLY FALSE: John Cornyn tweet about Planned Parenthood and violation of Hyde amendment.
EIGHT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE PLANNED PARENTHOOD VIDEOS, AHEAD.
We've written quite a bit about Texans Ted Cruz and Rick Perry running for president.
Here's a quick look at Austin-born Carly Fiorina, who had some good moments in the first Republican presidential debate last week.
See her Truth-O-Meter report card HERE.
Seventeen candidates, five moderators, two debates, one Donald Trump. All of it kept the fact-checkers busy Thursday.
Rick Perry relies on some well worn talking points in first debate.
An appeals court panel today agreed the Texas photo voter identification law violates federal voting rights.
We've previously looked into claims about voting in Texas.
Rush Limbaugh's drew a Pants on Fire for his claim that Austin is effectively banning barbecue restaurants.
That's not so--and ridiculous. PANTS ON FIRE!
We love it when a reader claim touches off our hunt for facts.
That’s what happened when Christine Gilbert of Austin wrote that the Texas Capitol faces south to honor a battle at Goliad. Not so, we concluded, though Goliad was invoked at the Capitol’s dedication.
READ OUR CAPITOL FACT CHECK HERE.
Readers subsequently nudged that we missed a possible explanation; they speculated the building was erected facing south to catch the winds off the Gulf of Mexico. Details ahead...
Donald Trump says he heard there could be 34 million U.S. "illegals."
PANTS ON FIRE, PolitiFact Florida found.
NEW: Pundit correctly says majority of Hispanic residents in the country were born in the U.S.
As of 2012, according to a federal agency, some 11.4 million residents lived in the country without legal authorization. Others put the number between 11 million and 12 million. MORE AHEAD:
As a candidate, Greg Abbott said the state should encourage quality preschool offerings and beef up math and reading instruction in early grades.
Before the 2015 legislative session ended this June, he signed several relevant measures into law.
On the Abbott-O-Meter, which tracks progress on the governor's campaign promises, we’re marking KEPT five Abbott campaign promises relating to early childhood education.
What happens when fact-checkers from around the globe gather in a single room in London? We've got your Twitter live feed.
In 2014, we found no substance to a claim John Cornyn dodged the draft.
Did Donald Trump dodge? PolitiFact just lofted a jump ball.
SEE THE TRUMP STORY HERE. SEE THE CHECK PER JOHN CORNYN HERE.
NEW: See our story showing tweets from the 2015 global fact-checking summit in London, HERE.