Katie Sanders is the managing editor of PolitiFact. Previously, she fact-checked talking heads and opinion-shapers for PunditFact as well as the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott for PolitiFact Florida, reporting from the Tallahassee bureau of the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald. She is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she majored in English and journalism.

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Pumpkin pies, pilgrims and pre-existing conditions: PolitiFact’s 2018 Thanksgiving dinner guide

We’re here to help you tackle the common falsehoods circulating this holiday season. Find your place card, grab a fork and dig in.

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.

Donald Trump on the campaign stump: His most glaring falsehoods

It's been 2016 all over again, as President Donald Trump went into campaign mode and held rallies across the country to rev up his base. When he spoke, accuracy was optional. Here's a running list of some of his worst excesses.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's rally in Huntington, W.Va.

Donald Trump continued his cross-country politicking on Nov. 2, just days before the midterm elections, with a stop in Huntington, W.Va., where he supported Patrick Morrisey, the Republican challenger to Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin.

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.

Introducing PolitiFact Vermont from VTDigger

With Election Day fast approaching, PolitiFact is happy to announce its latest state affiliate: PolitiFact Vermont, a partnership of PolitiFact and

The top 10 storylines of the 2018 midterms

PolitiFact has been monitoring and fact-checking the midterm campaigns of 2018 in races across the country. Here’s a look at what we’ve found to be the top 10 storylines of the 2018 contests.

Can Donald Trump end birthright citizenship with an executive order? Probably not

Just a week before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump emphasized his hard-line stance on restricting immigration. In an interview, he not only took aim at birthright citizenship -- the longstanding policy that virtually anyone born on U.S. soil has citizenship -- but also said he could use an executive order to do it.

Claire McCaskill, Josh Hawley argue over immigration, taxes in final Senate debate

Sen. Claire McCaskill fended attacks on immigration and health care from her Republican challenger, Attorney General Josh Hawley, in the Senate debate Oct. 25, 2018.