Latest Fact-checks on Marcia Fudge Marcia Fudge stated on May 8, 2019 in a hearing: Ohio "thought that our (voting) machines were so awful we got rid of them, but South Carolina bought them. This is true. South Carolina bought all the machines we got rid of because they were not effective." Marcia Fudge stated on April 9, 2013 in a Facebook posting: "Women in Ohio earn on average 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man." Marcia Fudge stated on January 17, 2013 in a panel discussion on poverty: "When George Bush became president of the United States, 17 million people were in poverty. When he left, 30 million people were in poverty." Marcia Fudge stated on January 1, 2013 in a news release: The so-called doc fix in the fiscal cliff deal will cut payments "for treating illnesses disproportionately impacting minorities, including end stage renal disease and diabetes." Marcia Fudge stated on August 24, 2012 in a news release: "In Cuyahoga County ... 56 percent of weekend voters in 2008 were African American while adult African Americans comprise 28 percent of the county population." Marcia Fudge stated on December 15, 2011 in a speech in the House of Representatives: "More than a quarter of mortgage borrowers are underwater, and 11 percent of all homes are vacant." Marcia Fudge stated on November 1, 2011 in an MSNBC interview with Al Sharpton: "More than half of the people on food stamps today are children." Marcia Fudge stated on August 22, 2011 in an e-mail to Democratic supporters: "H.B. 194, the Voter Suppression Bill, invalidates a vote where a voter properly marks the ballot in support of a particular candidate, but also writes in the name of that same candidate." Marcia Fudge stated on July 13, 2011 in a news conference on voting rights: Says that voter identification laws "keep poor people from voting, minorities from voting, the elderly from voting, students from voting." Marcia Fudge stated on March 1, 2011 in an interview on C-SPAN: "There are corporations in this nation, some of the biggest corporations in this nation, who do not pay taxes."