Latest Mostly False Fact-checks on Nathan Deal Nathan Deal stated on October 22, 2014 in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution story: Georgia has elected more African-American leaders than any other state in the country. Nathan Deal stated on March 5, 2014 in campaign flyer: A "real result" of his term is Georgia having "the lowest taxes per capita of any state." Nathan Deal stated on January 28, 2014 in an interview: "We have been confronted with an unexpected storm that has hit the metropolitan area." Nathan Deal stated on July 19, 2012: Says his plan to end the toll on Ga. 400 fulfills his campaign promise to commuters. Nathan Deal stated on May 7, 2012 in a press release: "Since the beginning of the economic downturn in FY 2008, the state workforce has been reduced by 12.4 percent as part of overall cost savings measures to balance the budget to reduce revenues." Nathan Deal stated on April 17, 2012 in a speech before the Atlanta Press Club: Before the HOPE scholarship, "70 percent of the high school students who made 1400 or above on their SAT left the state of Georgia. Now, 70 percent of those stay in the state of Georgia." Nathan Deal stated on June 16, 2011 in a radio interview: A "substantial number" of probationers participating in a pilot project to ease the farm labor shortage are able to "finish the work." Nathan Deal stated on October 15, 2010 in a press release: Roy Barnes voted against a bill in the state Senate that would have made it easier to convict child abusers. Nathan Deal stated on May 12, 2010 in in a statement published in the Rome News Tribune.: "Handel endorsed gay adoption" in 2003 when she was running for chairwoman of the Fulton County Commission.