Louis Jacobson, Politifact senior correspondent

Louis Jacobson

Politifact senior correspondent

Louis Jacobson is the senior correspondent for PolitiFact and a staff writer for the Tampa Bay Times. He has served as deputy editor of Roll Call and as founding editor of its legislative wire service, CongressNow. Earlier, he spent more than a decade covering politics, policy and lobbying for National Journal magazine. Since 2002, he has handicapped political races, including state legislatures, governors, congressional seats, state attorneys general and the electoral college, currently for Governing. He is senior author of The Almanac of American Politics 2016 and The Almanac of American Politics 2018 and also contributed to the 2000 and 2004 editions. In 2004, Jacobson originated the “Out There” column on politics in the states, which ran in Roll Call and later in Stateline.org and which won five annual awards from Capitolbeat, the association of state capitol reporters and editors. He received the Weidenbaum Center Award for Evidence-Based Journalism from Washington University in St. Louis in 2014, and in 2017, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers gave him a Best in Business award for his economics coverage.

Election scorecard adds up to a strong wave for Democrats

Here are the results of how Democrats performed on the 10 factors we outlined before Election Day.

A wave or a ripple? A midterm scorecard

Tuesday's midterm election may be a ripple or a wave, but it's not likely to be like this, when a year ago, a Brazilian surfer rode an actual wave -- the biggest one ever surfed -- 80 feet high. [AP Photo by Pedro Cruz]
This is Lou Jacobson’s scorecard for keeping track of the midterm elections.

PolitiFact: No, 96% of Google news stories on Trump aren’t from left-wing outlets

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a meeting with the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev in the Oval Office of the White House on Tuesday, May 16, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS) 1231252
The statementSays "96 percent of (Google News) results on ‘Trump News’ are from National Left-Wing Media."President Donald...

PolitiFact: Donald Trump says NAFTA killed millions of jobs. That’s not proven

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a meeting with the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev in the Oval Office of the White House on Tuesday, May 16, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS) 1231252
The statementUnder the North American Free Trade Agreement, "we lost millions of jobs."President Donald Trump, Sept. 20 in an interview with Fox...

PolitiFact: What percentage of Americans own stocks?

U.S. Rep. Rohit 'Ro' Khanna, from California's 17th Congressional District centered in Santa Clara and other parts of California's Silicon Valley, is interviewed in Los Angeles Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
The statement"Most Americans don’t own stocks."U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Sept. 12 in a Facebook postThe...