Factchecking and Live-Tweeting the Presidential Debate

For more than a year, our Fiscal FactCheck project has been honing our expertise in budget, tax, health, and spending policy to evaluate the truthfulness of the candidates’ claims on fiscal and economic issues. We've produced dozens of factchecks and explainers about the candidates' policy positions and produced several tallies of how the candidates' proposals add up in both the primary debates and the general election. This work culminated last week in the release of our updated report Promises & Price Tags, which measures the fiscal impact of the two major party candidates.

Tonight's debate marks the first of the general election and will surely touch on fiscal issues. We'll be FactChecking the budget-related claims at our Fiscal FactCheck page along with the Twitter handle @FiscalFactCheck. You can check out a live Twitter feed below:

As you watch tonight’s debate, keep in mind what our future holds and carefully consider whether the candidates’ ideas would improve the economy and put the debt on a sustainable downward path.

Tonight, we will be live on social media offering our expert analysis for why the candidates’ claims are (or are not) true. Follow us on our Fiscal FactCheck page and on Twitter and Facebook. If you believe that we have overlooked a particular claim that should be addressed, contact us and we will do our best to run the claim through our Fiscal FactCheck.