Khaya Himmelman

Khaya Himmelman is a fact checker for The Dispatch. She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and Barnard College.

Khaya Himmelman

Fact Checking Claims About Pennsylvania Voting Deadlines

A judge did not allow for votes that arrived by November 14 to be counted.

Fact Check: Is Billionaire Bill Gates on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors?

No. There is a supervisor named Bill Gates, but it’s not the Microsoft founder.

Fact Checking Claims That ‘It Should Take One Day’ to Count Ballots

Rep. Paul Gosar’s claim is false.

Fact Check: Did a Phoenix TV Station Air Results From the State’s Gubernatorial Election?

The graphic was accidentally aired and was part of a test

Fact Check: Do Booster Shots Increase a Person’s Likelihood of Getting COVID?

There is no evidence to support such claims.

Fact Check: Did Pelosi Reject Trump’s Request for National Guard Troops on January 6?

A claim from Donald Trump Jr. is false.

Fact Check: Did Sen. Mark Kelly Say Katie Hobbs Should ‘Run a Better Campaign’?

A viral tweet takes Kelly’s words out of context.

Fact Checking Claims That Republicans Want to ‘Abandon Ukraine’

A tweet from the Lincoln Project is misleading.

Fact Checking Claims About Ivermectin From Rep. Paul Gosar

There is no conclusive evidence that the anti-parasitic medication is an effective treatment for COVID.