Latest Mostly True Fact-checks on Nathan Deal Nathan Deal stated on September 9, 2016 in education conference: "We have almost 68,000 Georgia students who are required by law to attend a chronically failing school." Nathan Deal stated on January 13, 2015 in a press release: Mercedes-Benz USA moving its headquarters to Atlanta will create at least 800 jobs. Nathan Deal stated on January 14, 2015 in the governor's State of the State address: "Georgia is now the eighth most populous state in the nation, moving from the number 10 position in just four years." Nathan Deal stated on October 7, 2014 in debate: Jason Carter never passed a bill in his tenure in the state Senate. Nathan Deal stated on April 23, 2014 in a press conference: Roughly 500,000 Georgians -- or about 5 percent of the state’s residents -- have gone through a background check to legally obtain a Georgia weapons carry license. Nathan Deal stated on January 17, 2013 in a twitter post: "Since last year’s address, more than 10,000 jobs created -- many on the high end of the employment scale." Nathan Deal stated on March 27, 2012 in a press release: "As the usage [of synthetic marijuana] has dramatically increased, instances of violence, bodily harm and even death have risen with it." Nathan Deal stated on March 21, 2011 in an op-ed in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The HOPE scholarship "has helped turn our University System into one of the best in the Southeast, with two institutions ranked in the top 20 of public universities in the country." Nathan Deal stated on December 8, 2010 in a newspaper interview: The impact of the 2010 federal health care legislation will be "huge" on Georgia. Nathan Deal stated on July 30, 2010 in a press release: Republican candidate for governor "Karen Handel has run a 100 percent negative campaign." Nathan Deal stated on April 30, 2010 in a press releaase: While in Congress, Nathan Deal was a leader when it came to protecting our borders.