Yacob Reyes, PolitiFact

Yacob Reyes


Tampa, FL, United States

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Past articles by Yacob:

PolitiFact | What does the '1870' pin mean at the State of the Union?

The death of Tyre Nichols at the hands of Memphis, Tennessee, police officers loomed over this year's State of the Union → Read More

PolitiFact | Trump says he left Biden a perfect economy, but the facts say otherwise

As he announced another run for the White House, former President Donald Trump promised a "golden age" for Ame → Read More

PolitiFact | Fact-checking Marco Rubio and Val Demings in Florida Senate race

Democratic Rep. Val Demings outraised and outspent her opponent in Florida's U.S. Senate race, Republican incumbent → Read More

PolitiFact | Fact-checking Trump’s rally with Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, but not Ron DeSantis

As he rallied with Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott in a final pre-midterm push in Miami, former President Donald Trump → Read More

PolitiFact - Why Ron DeSantis' claim about 'stolen land' is wrong

As Florida's governor, Republican Ron DeSantis has repeatedly stated his conviction that leaders need to fight attempts → Read More

PolitiFact - Charlie Crist’s crime comparison with Ron DeSantis lacks data

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist tried to raise doubts about Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis' "law and orde → Read More

PolitiFact | Marco Rubio lobs misleading attack on Val Demings and taxes

Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio accused his Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Val Demings, of caring more about siding w → Read More

PolitiFact - Fact-checking attacks from Ron DeSantis and Charlie Crist in Florida's only gubernatorial debate

In Florida's only gubernatorial debate, Republican incumbent Gov. Ron DeSantis dodged questions on whether he's → Read More

PolitiFact - What's the story of Charlie Crist reducing insurance rates?

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist says Florida homeowners have one person to blame for soaring insurance → Read More

PolitiFact | Marco Rubio said someone could blow up a ballot drop box, ignoring safe track record

Millions of Americans are casting mail ballots via drop boxes. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said that’s dangerous. &q → Read More

PolitiFact - The only Florida Senate debate between Val Demings and Marco Rubio, fact-checked

Republican incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio and his Democratic rival Rep. Val Demings took aggressive swipes at the other' → Read More

PolitiFact | Marco Rubio misleads on Val Demings' stance on abortion later in pregnancy

Access to abortion has become a critical issue in the 2022 midterm elections after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe → Read More

PolitiFact - Marco Rubio's ad twists Val Demings' words on police reform

An ad from Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's campaign takes his opponent in Florida's U.S. Senate race, Democratic Rep. Val → Read More

PolitiFact | Val Demings’ ad criticizes Rubio’s attendance record

U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., said her opponent in Florida’s U.S. Senate race, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, has a shodd → Read More

PolitiFact | Fact-checking Charlie Crist's claim that DeSantis 'hasn’t condemned' Jan. 6

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate, criticized Florida's Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, f → Read More

PolitiFact - No evidence ties Highland Park shooter to antifa

Authorities have identified Robert Crimo III as a suspect in a July 4 shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, that left sev → Read More

PolitiFact - Gaetz mischaracterizes Bennie Thompson’s stance on rioting

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said members of the House committee investigating the events of Jan. 6, 2021, have "insurr → Read More

PolitiFact | Ron DeSantis exaggerates outstanding graduate student loan debt

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis opposes President Joe Biden's willingness to explore additional student debt forgiveness, sayi → Read More

PolitiFact | No, the Simpsons did not predict Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

A collection of images from "The Simpsons," the long-running animated TV show on Fox, is surfacing on social media, wher → Read More

PolitiFact | The U.S. did not double oil imports from Russia in the last year

During an appearance on "Jesse Watters Primetime," Fox Business Network host Maria Bartiromo explained how brewing confl → Read More