Sherman

Amy Sherman is a staff writer with PolitiFact based in South Florida. She was part of the team that launched PolitiFact Florida in 2010 and was part of the PolitiFact team during the 2016 election. She previously worked as a staff writer for the Miami Herald and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. A native of Amherst, Mass., she graduated with a history degree from Macalester College in St. Paul.

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Recent stories from Amy Sherman

Sorting out fact from fiction in the Florida recounts

We debunk some myths about the recounts

Donald Trump and Rick Scott allege fraud in Broward, Palm Beach vote counting without any evidence

While there have been lots of problems in the vote counting, no judge or state office has proven fraud.

PolitiFact readers' election questions answered

Ahead of Election Day, we asked our readers what claims they would like to see checked. Dozens responded to us, from coast to coast, with questions and requests, so we got to work on finding answers.

Is the city of Tallahassee the most corrupt in Florida as President Trump said?

Citing an ongoing FBI probe, Trump attacked Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum.

Governor's debate fact-check: Andrew Gillum's Hamilton ticket, Ron DeSantis' $145,000 trips

During the final Florida governor’s debate, Ron DeSantis attacked Andrew Gillum over his record related to a trip to New York City and an FBI investigation. Gillum shot back about DeSantis' own trips.

Fact-checking the CNN Florida governor's debate between Ron DeSantis, Andrew Gillum

Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum met for their first debate on CNN on Oct. 21, 2018. Here's how they fared on the facts.

Fact-checking an attack on Andrew Gillum’s ties to an FBI investigation in Tallahassee

Republican Party of Florida ad misleads by stating Gillum is running from the FBI

Fact-checking Donald Trump's op-ed against Medicare for All in USA Today

President Donald Trump brought his battle with Democrats onto politically sacred ground, accusing them of forcing the death of Medicare. Trump moved from 280-character tweets to a 4,900 character op-ed in USA Today to paint a doomsday picture if Medicare for All became the law of the land. With the help of experts, we fact-checked some of his claims.

El primer debate de Bill Nelson y Rick Scott en la Florida, chequeado

Rick Scott y Bill Nelson argumentaron sobre sus récords y se acusaron mutuamente de representar falsamente los hechos durante el primer debate en la contienda de la Florida para el senado federal. En el debate el martes, repitieron ataques que los votantes ya han escuchado a través de comerciales de 30 segundos.

Nelson, Scott fact-checked each other in their first Florida Senate debate. We fact-checked them

Rick Scott and Bill Nelson argued over their records and accused the other of misrepresenting the facts in their first Florida U.S. Senate debate Tuesday, repeating the attacks already worn into voters’ heads through waves of 30-second commercials. There was plenty to fact-check.