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The fact-check, which was published on Saturday, faced public scrutiny after the organization’s Twitter account promoted the story on Tuesday. While the tweet acknowledged that DeSantis’ claim that over 50% of felonies were downgraded to misdemeanors under Bragg was accurate, it added that the practice was “common.”
“Yes, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has downgraded felonies as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said, but it’s a common practice among peer counties,” the account tweeted.
TRUMP INDICTMENT: MEDIA USES ‘FACT CHECKS’ TO DISTANCE ALVIN BRAGG FROM GEORGE SOROS FUNDING
DeSantis press secretary Bryan Griffin replied to the tweet, attacking PolitiFact’s compulsion to contextualize DeSantis’ comment.
“Yes, @GovRonDeSantis was correct. But @PolitiFact feels …
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