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Fact-checking Bernie Sanders in Flagstaff

Posted: 5:04 PM, Oct 18, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-19 02:28:02Z
Bernie Sanders claims U.S. has low voter turnout

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders stumped for Hillary Clinton in Flagstaff Tuesday, talking Donald Trump and the influence of money in politics. 

We put one of his claims on U.S. voter turnout through a truth-check.

"Our job as a nation is to create a process by which we have the highest voter turnout of any nation on earth, not one of the lowest voter turnouts," Sanders said.

The U.S. has "one of the lowest voter turnouts."

PolitiFact looked at this same claim when Sanders said it back in March

They found that, according to the Pew Research Center , the U.S. does rank near the bottom in terms of voter turnout. 

But, countries such as Sweden and Germany automatically register voters. And others, such as Belgium and Turkey, require people to vote.

So they rated Sanders' claim "Mostly True." 

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