The most recent articles on PolitiFact North Carolina

Reports of the 'born alive' abortion scenario are rare

North Carolina's "Born Alive Abortion Survivors Act" would require medical professionals to provide life-saving care specifically to infants who survive an abortion and to report instances of such births. Supporters fear that doctors allow infants to die.

Fact-checking claims about abortion and the ‘born alive’ bill

Republicans and Democrats have made misleading claims about the "Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act."

What did ‘The Best of Enemies’ get right?

‘The Best of Enemies’ stars "Empire" star Taraji P. Henson as civil-rights activist Ann Atwater and Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell as Ku Klux Klan leader C.P. Ellis, telling the true story of events in Durham, NC, in 1971. How does the movie compare to reality?

McConnell falsely suggests GOP forecast the type of election fraud found in NC

In a speech on the Senate floor, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used the election fraud case in North Carolina as a springboard to talk about how Republicans "for years" called for common sense safeguards against "voter fraud."

Fact-checking Roy Cooper’s State of the State speech

Gov. Roy Cooper made multiple claims about Medicaid expansion, education and more during his State of the State address Monday night. PolitiFact North Carolina checked them.

Did election officials 'leak' results of the Mark Harris, Dan McCready race?

NC election fraud witness 'confirms early vote totals shared with Mark Harris'

Do NC, Texas face more election lawsuits than all other states combined?

"North Carolina and Texas have more (redistricting) litigation than the other 48 states, combined," NC Rep. David Lewis recently said.

Did the NC elections board 'decline to comply' with ICE request? Here are the facts.

Between planning the November elections and then launching an investigation into the 9th District Congressional race, the board in August received a subpoena from the office of Robert Higdon, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

In NC, politicians mislead the public about the election fraud investigation

In January, a judge dismissed an argument that Republican Mark Harris should be seated in the 9th Congressional District. Afterward, the candidates and their political parties released misleading statements about the status of the investigation.

Six times PolitiFact checked claims about the NC constitutional amendments

Voters in North Carolina are being asked to support or oppose six changes to the state constitution. Here are PolitiFact NC’s fact-checks of claims about the amendments

Fact-checking the congressional race between Dan McCready and Mark Harris

Our guide to the facts in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District race between Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready

North Carolina voter ID amendment debate features misleading claims

North Carolina might change its constitution to require voter ID at the polls, after its last attempt to pass such a law was struck down as unconstitutional.

Fact-checking the congressional race between Kathy Manning and Rep. Ted Budd

Our guide to the facts in North Carolina's 13th Congressional District between incumbent Republican Ted Budd and Democrat Kathy Manning.

Fact-checking the congressional race between Linda Coleman and Rep. George Holding

Our guide to the facts in North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District between incumbent Republican George Holding and Democrat Linda Coleman.  

What North Carolina politicians are saying about Hurricane Florence

In both the aftermath and leading up to the storm, North Carolina politicans were quick to comment on Hurricane Florence on social media. A few attacked their opponents for not preparing the state, and others highlighted how prepared the state actually was. 

Francis says Raleigh rebuilding City Hall because mayor wants 'nicer office.' That's misleading

Mayor Nancy McFarlane and Raleigh leaders have said they need a City Hall to make operations more efficient for staff members and the public.

North Carolina 'Raise The Age' push: Four mini fact-checks on criminal justice reform

Here are several quick explainers of different claims people are making about North Carolina's 'Raise The Age' push to stop automatically treating all 16- and 17-year-olds in the adult criminal justice system.

Was the Civil War unconstitutional?

A North Carolina legislator compared Abraham Lincoln to Adolf Hitler and said the Civil War was unconstitutional. So we asked experts from both sides of the Mason-Dixon line what they thought.

Fact-checking N.C. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest's pro-HB2 press conference in Texas

North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest spoke in Texas about North Carolina's experience with House Bill 2. Texas is considering a similar bill. Here are several quick fact-checks of claims Forest made.

Claims of 80,000 protesters at Raleigh 'Moral March' appear to be inflated

Organizers of a large anti-Donald Trump rally in Raleigh this weekend said 80,000 people were there protesting. However, that's probably not accurate.

North Carolina teacher pay: $50,000 or not?

North Carolina Republicans spent much of 2016 saying they had raised the average teacher pay to $50,000. A new report shows they just barely missed the mark.

Gov. Roy Cooper's top campaign promises: The Coop-O-Meter

A quick overview of N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper's promises that we'll track via the Coop-O-Meter.

Our ten most popular fact-checks from 2016

What did people in North Carolina want to know about in 2016? Our top 10 articles from the year give some clues.

Dubious claims from both sides during North Carolina special session

Dubious claims from both sides have been flying back and forth in Raleigh.

Coming in 2017: Announcing the Coop-O-Meter!

The back-and-forth took long enough, but North Carolina finally has a winner in the governor's race. And that means we're about to start tracking his political promises. Get ready for the Coop-O-Meter.

Explaining the NCAA's logic in singling out North Carolina

The NCAA announced Monday night would pull its popular basketball tournament out of North Carolina in 2017, in addition to championship matches in 2016 and 2017 for soccer, golf, tennis, lacrosse and baseball. The reason? North Carolina's controversial LGBT law, often called HB2 or the "bathroom bill." Here's a closer look at the four factors the NCAA cited in its decision.

Roundup of HB2 fact checks: North Carolina's controversial new LGBT law

North Carolina passed a wide-ranging law dealing with bathroom access, municipal powers and gay rights on March 23. Since then, it has become international news.