PolitiFact West Virginia is a project of West Virginia University and PolitiFact, in partnership with 100 Days in Appalachia, to help you find the truth in West Virginia politics.

Reporters and researchers from PolitiFact West Virginia examine statements by elected officials and candidates and anyone else who speaks up on matters of public importance. They research the statements and then rate the accuracy on PolitiFact’s Truth-O-Meter:

TRUE – The statement is accurate and there’s nothing significant missing.

MOSTLY TRUE – The statement is accurate but needs clarification or additional information.

HALF TRUE – The statement is partially accurate but leaves out important details or takes things out of context.

MOSTLY FALSE – The statement contains an element of truth but ignores critical facts that would give a different impression.

FALSE – The statement is not accurate.

PANTS ON FIRE – The statement is not accurate and makes a ridiculous claim.

For more details, see the Principles of PolitiFact and the Truth-O-Meter.

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