Eric Litke, PolitiFact

Eric Litke


Sheboygan, WI, United States

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Past articles by Eric:

PolitiFact - No, private insurance doesn’t provide 'better coverage' than Medicaid

A Medicaid expansion — cut two years ago from Gov. Tony Evers’ first budget by the Republicans — is back on the table in → Read More

PolitiFact - Wisconsin lawmaker overreaches on claim that Republicans delayed COVID testing

With $3.2 billion from the federal government in play, legislative Republicans took a run at wrestling oversight away fr → Read More

PolitiFact - Attack ad overreaches in state appeals court race

A typically low-profile race for state appeals court has taken a contentious and partisan turn due to a series of attack → Read More

PolitiFact - Yes, data shows COVID-19 vaccines are safe despite quick timeline

State Rep. James Edming doesn’t trust the COVID-19 vaccine. He even told a Wisconsin Assembly committee, "we should elim → Read More

In a year lawmakers passed 1 bill in response to COVID, they collected $555,000 in work expenses

Former Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald claimed nearly $20,000 in meals and lodging — $7,250 more than any other lawmaker. → Read More

PolitiFact - Johnson errs claiming Senate had no violence Jan.6

Ron Johnson has taken every opportunity in recent months to downplay the seriousness of what took place in the U.S. Capi/> <meta name= → Read More

PolitiFact - Record turnouts after voter ID law passed? Not really

Citing concerns over voter fraud, Wisconsin Republicans implemented a voter ID law in 2011 requiring photo identificatio → Read More

PolitiFact - Biden not to blame for rising diesel (or gas) prices

A new party in the White House means it’s time for a time-honored American tradition — the blame game. Anything wrong in → Read More

PolitiFact | Johnson flips position on last-minute bills now that Dems are in charge

The American Rescue Plan proposed by President Joe Biden hit an unusual roadblock in the U.S. Senate from U.S. Sen. Ron → Read More

PolitiFact | Was ‘Democracy in the Park’ illegal?

Facing an unprecedented influx of absentee ballots during a presidential election in the middle of a pandemic, the Madis → Read More

PolitiFact | No, unemployment is not a 'fake' crisis in Wisconsin

The floundering unemployment system has been an ongoing thorn in Wisconsin’s side, as the outdated system has staggered → Read More

PolitiFact | Fitzgerald overstates claim on pork in COVID-19 relief bill

The American Rescue Plan — the signature initiative thus far in President Joe Biden’s tenure — has passed the U.S. House → Read More

PolitiFact - Child care costs are high, but Godlewski’s stat lacks nuance

Access to affordable child care is one of many societal shortfalls exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. For low-inco/> <meta name= → Read More

PolitiFact - Fact-checking Biden's Milwaukee visit

President Joe Biden chose a town hall event in Milwaukee for his first major appearance as president outside the nation& → Read More

PolitiFact | Yes, Ron Johnson attended the impeachment hearings

Social media hosted no shortage of debates amid former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment hearing, but a Feb 12/> <meta name= → Read More

PolitiFact - Yes, Jan. 6 Capitol assault was an “armed insurrection”

Five people died Jan. 6, 2021, including a U.S. Capitol Police officer, when a mob violently invaded the U.S. Capitol in/> <meta name= → Read More

PolitiFact | No, absentee rejection rate in November was not a “stunning anomaly”

The November election has come under attack on a variety of fronts from a variety of sources. Former President Donald Tr → Read More

PolitiFact - A look back at our Act 10 fact checks

Even with the hindsight of 2020, Act 10 stands out as one of the most unique and polarizing moments in Wisconsin history → Read More

PolitiFact | No, Evers cannot unilaterally OK a new unemployment system

Wisconsin’s beleaguered unemployment system is the latest battleground in the ongoing showdown between Democratic Gov. T → Read More

PolitiFact - Walker overreaches claiming Senate can’t convict Trump after departure

Former President Donald Trump is staring down his second impeachment trial in as many years, but uncertainty looms over → Read More