Tweeter debunks Rep. Keith Ellison’s SNAP recipient statistic

Ellison was corrected:

Indeed it does say that. From the Characteristics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Households: Fiscal Year 2011 report (PDF):

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Ellison was apparently referencing the number of households receiving SNAP benefits that have children in them, but that isn’t nearly the same as the false statistic he has now helped spread around.

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