He missed final vote, but opposed measure earlier in year
GOP candidate for California governor Travis Allen "on the floor vote … refused to join Republicans opposing driver licenses for illegal aliens."
— Politifact California on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
One bridge closed to vehicles but open to pedestrians
Wisconsin children are crossing "condemned bridges in the middle of the winter to get to the school bus."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, March 3rd, 2017
Says that in Texas, it’s "already illegal to enter a bathroom to harm someone."
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Some data to back a 'dubious' ranking
"You're more likely to be the victim of a violent crime in Milwaukee than in 96 percent of the country."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, July 15th, 2016
Distorted by missing context
Says North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers was the only Republican to vote against "an amendment to prioritize the deportation of sexual criminals who are illegal immigrants."
— Politifact North Carolina on Monday, May 23rd, 2016
Who really knows the real ratio?
"There are more than twice as many (crisis pregnancy centers) as there are legitimate abortion providers in the United States."
— Politifact PunditFact on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
But then there's the DCYF
"You’re in more trouble if you leave your pet in the car than if you leave your child in the car."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, April 17th, 2016
24? 100-plus? Slippery
Says 80 journalists have been killed in Mexico in the last decade.
— Politifact Texas on Friday, April 8th, 2016
He got this one on a technicality.
Stephen Zappala is "the only DA in our state to convict an on-duty police officer of criminal homicide."
— Politifact Pennsylvania on Monday, March 28th, 2016
Old data quoted incorrectly, but trend is right
The rate of U.S. female homicide victims outnumbers 24 other developed countries by more than 2½ to 1.
— Politifact National on Monday, March 14th, 2016
True and true is not
"There have been more than 300 mass shootings in the United States this year – more than any other country in the world."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, November 1st, 2015
Where's the appendix?
"The cost of fire in Rhode Island is anywhere from 33 percent to 100 percent more expensive than anywhere else we could find."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, September 20th, 2015
Semi-automatic is more lethal than automatic
"Two weeks ago, a man entered the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta, Georgia, carrying a loaded AR-15 automatic weapon with an extended-capacity, 100-round magazine."
— Politifact Georgia on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
Stat doesn't include volume of animals Delta flies
Delta has had the most animal deaths among U.S. carriers in the past five years
— Politifact Georgia on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
Available figures are for the county, not the city
"Black people are eight times more likely to be arrested than white people" in Madison.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, March 9th, 2015
Figures offer few conclusions
When Colorado eased its medical marijuana laws, fatal accidents involving pot-using drivers soared while overall traffic fatalities decreased.
— Politifact Georgia on Monday, December 15th, 2014
True for crime rates, shooting stats are hit or miss
"If you look at what we’ve done over the last several years, the crime rate has actually gone down in [Providence] and . . . the number of shootings has been going down."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Thursday, July 24th, 2014
He usually votes against extra spending
"Congressman (Tom) Cotton is the only Arkansan in Congress -- Democrat or Republican -- to vote against disaster relief five times."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
Causation and correlation collide
There is no "incontrovertible proof that speed, in and of itself, is the contributing factor to increasing (vehicular) fatalities."
— Politifact Florida on Monday, May 12th, 2014
Even those concerned say "thousands" a strech
"Obamacare could force thousands of volunteer fire stations to cut service or close entirely!"
— Politifact National on Friday, December 13th, 2013