Ask FactCheck: Week ending Feb. 15

February 15, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
FactCheck.org answers your questions about U.S. politics.

Feb. 15, 2008

Q: Is a minimum-wage worker officially in poverty?
A: A single person working full time at the minimum wage would be barely above the poverty line. A single parent would be below it.

Q: Who are the superdelegates and can they change their votes once they are "committed"?
A: Democratic "superdelegates" may vote as they see fit.

Q: Why does the U.S. have an Electoral College?
A: The framers of the Constitution didn't trust direct democracy.

Q: Did Bill Clinton say, "We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans"?
A: Yes, but that's a snippet of his full quote, and it's used unfairly to make Clinton seem to dismiss all rights of ordinary Americans.

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