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Fact checking Night Two of the first Democratic debate

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The first Democratic debate — a two-night event — is hosted by NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo and will air live across all three networks starting at 9 p.m. ET. Copyright Chelsea Stahl NBC News; Getty Images; AP; Reuters
Copyright Chelsea Stahl NBC News; Getty Images; AP; Reuters
By Adam Edelman and Jane C. Timm with NBC News Politics
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As the second set of Democratic candidates take the stage, here are the claims that hold up and the ones that don't.

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We're fact checking the second night of the Democratic debate, which includes contenders like former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

See all the claims, and the facts, below.

Claim: Do three people in this country own more wealth than the bottom half of America?

Sanders said this, and he's right, according to a report published by a left-leaning think tank, Institute for Policy Studies, which used data from Forbes' annual ranking of the 400 richest Americans.

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