Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Local Electoral Facts

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Local Electoral Facts

Article excerpt

Until recently most people would form their opinions based on verifiable facts. In the current world many are creating alternative facts to support their opinions.

A perfect example is Bill Catullo's June 4 letter "Peduto Is Off Base." Mr. Catullo writes, "Pittsburgh wouldn't survive without the adjoining suburbs" (alternative fact) and "Hillary Clinton got 80 percent of the Pittsburgh vote is misleading" since "Western Pennsylvania (a Democratic stronghold) ... ."

Fact: Bill Peduto is mayor of Pittsburgh and, though 80 percent is slightly exaggerated, the Pittsburgh vote was overwhelming for Ms. Clinton (75 percent) over Donald Trump (21 percent).

Fact: Pittsburgh and its adjoining suburbs make up Allegheny County, which again voted overwhelmingly for Ms. Clinton (56.4 percent) over Mr. …

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