Did Dawnna Dukes Flop On Her Resignation Promise?

A special check-in with the Texas Flip-O-Meter.

By Alexandra HartJanuary 18, 2017 9:45 am,

Months ago, Dawnna Dukes declared that she’d resign her Texas House seat, effective Jan. 10, 2017.

On that date, the 11-term Austin Democrat, who’s been under investigation for possibly using taxpayer resources for nongovernmental purposes, joined House colleagues in getting sworn in to serve  a fresh two-year term. Dukes represents House District 46, which extends from East Austin north into Pflugerville.

So what happened there? Gardner Selby of the PolitiFact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

Dukes’ actions prompted us to roll out the PolitiFact Flip-O-Meter. In this special edition, the ratings are:

No Flip: meaning no substantial change of position.

Half Flip: indicating a partial change of position or inconsistent statements, or

Full Flop: a major reversal of position.

Hear how Duke scored in the player above.