Tuesday, September 30th

The Truth-o-Meter says: False | David Axelrod says Barack Obama won more Ohio votes than Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum combined

During election night coverage of the Super Tuesday contests on Feb. 6, 2012, NBC’s Brian Williams interviewed David Axelrod, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign. In that interview, Axelrod tried to shift the focus from that night’s GOP primary fight in Ohio — in which Mitt Romney edged out Rick Santorum statewide — to the president’s reelection bid. "Tonight in Ohio, more people came out to vote for Barack Obama in an unopposed race than voted for Romney and Santorum combined," Axelrod told Williams. A reader asked us to check this claim, so …

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