WELCOME TO POLITIFACT’S LIVE COVERAGE
Welcome to PolitiFact’s live coverage of the first Democratic presidential debate. We’ll be with you until the debate ends at 11 p.m. ET, analyzing the statements made by the five candidates on stage.
A lot of our work tonight relies on our extensive library of fact-checks. We’ve fact-checked more than 11,000 claims since we first launched in 2007. We’ve been fact-checking these five Democrats for nearly that long.
Compare the Truth-O-Meter records of the five Democratic candidates here.
And as you might expect, politicians are often prone to repeat their past statements -- whether they’re true, false, or something in between.
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Now, on to the fun.