Bernie Sanders – Did counties hosting a Trump rally in 2016 see a 226% spike in hate crimes?

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Did counties hosting a Trump rally in 2016 see a 226% spike in hate crimes?

  At a time of increasing tension over President Donald Trump’s rhetoric on undocumented immigrants and people of color, several Democrats have charged that Trump’s language is encouraging hate crimes. To make their case, Democrats cite a startling statistic. "In 2016, counties hosting a Trump rally saw a 226% spike in hate crimes," reads a post on Facebook from the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders.  See Figure 2 on PolitiFact.com   A tweet from Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., makes the same claim. See Figure 1 on PolitiFact.com   A reader saw the Sanders post on social …

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