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In the Morning Report on Friday, we drew attention to a correction we needed to make in Thursday’s Morning Report. But we did not explain it properly.

In a Fact Check this week, we rated a statement from Andy Berg, president of the Rancho Peñasquitos Town Council, saying a Rancho Peñasquitos petition challenging the San Diego Redistricting Commission was more people than all of the “emails they’ve received, written comments they’ve received and other petitions from other communities they’ve received.” Since the commission received more comments and emails than the number of signatures on the petition, we rated it false and stand by that.

But in Thursday’s Morning Report, we erroneously claimed that Berg had falsely said the commission heard “more from his neighborhood’s residents than all other communities combined.” Berg tells us this is actually the comparison he wanted to make and he stands by its accuracy.

And he should. It is accurate, according to our research. Had he made the claim clearly, our Fact Check would have come to a different determination. But we rated and analyzed his comparison between the number of signatures on the petition and the number of comments, emails and other feedback the commission received.

We regret and apologize for the error in the Morning Report.

— voiceofsandiego.org

Dagny Salas

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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