We select the nine biggest falsehoods we've fact-checked this election season, with claims about Islamic State, the U.S.-Mexico border, guns and women's health making the list.
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A fact check led to an interview with the wife of an Austin man awaiting sentencing on terrorism-related charges. In a news story, she says her husband was pressured into an overseas plan by federal operatives.
We didn’t rate the wheelchair ad.
But the Truth-O-Meter has chewed over two Wendy Davis’ claims in the spot.
It’s not often, we figure, that a Texas state agency openly clashes with a congressman.
But it happened this week when California Rep. Duncan Hunter said the Border Patrol had caught Islamic State terrorists crossing into the U.S. from Mexico.
Dan Patrick's fresh multi-part claim about Leticia Van de Putte's record had enough factual support to rate Half True. In his new TV ad, Patrick otherwise makes an ISIS claim that hasn't previously borne out.
Our check of a Ted Cruz claim about crucifixions in Iraq proved our most-read article in September. But fact checks of Wendy Davis also attracted many readers.
September’s top 5 hits, ahead.
Greg Abbott considerably outpaced Wendy Davis -- 17 mentions of a reporter's first name to her one, unless we failed to notice a "Peggy" or two in their debate from a Dallas TV studio.
Ahem: Previously checked claims also bubbled up.
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One of the nearly 80 candidates for Austin City Council made a claim about city workers earning six figures.