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PolitiFact California Revisits Mike Pence Claims On Conversion Therapy

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Vice presidential nominee Mike Pence speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 20, 2016.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Did Vice President-Elect Mike Pence suggest federal dollars should be allocated for so-called conversion therapy?

PolitiFact California Reporter Chris Nichols first examined this claim by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom back in July and rated it true.

However, new information and research forced the PolitiFact team to reconsider its ruling.

Nichols explains the changes in rating and takes a look at some of the fact checks conducted by the national PolitiFact team. 

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