Jill Abramson reported in The Guardian on Monday that PolitiFact, a Pulitzer prize-winning fact-checking organization, judged Hillary Clinton to have “the best truth-telling record of any of the 2016 presidential candidates.”

PolitiFact judged 43 of Clinton’s claims, nearly one quarter of all of her claims that the organization investigated, to be “true.” That compares with 12 of Bernie Sanders’ claims, or 15 percent of those investigated.

Fifty-five percent of claims by Sanders that the organization investigated were either “true,” “mostly true” or “half-true,” compared with 72 percent by Clinton. These numbers mean little on their own, as they are limited by the number of claims by each candidate that the organization decided to devote time and resources to investigating.

Of those investigated, PolitiFact judged 3 percent of Republican Donald Trump’s claims to be true, and 6 percent of Ted Cruz’s.

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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