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Published On: Mon, Oct 15th, 2018

Boston Globe corrects ‘strong evidence’ of Elizabeth Warren’s Native American ancestry to ‘one in thousand’

Fake news continues to hound Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as she released several files and information to support her alleged Native American ancestry. The Boston Globe was quick to report in the “strong evidence’’ only to revise the information later to indicate their math error: “It should be 1/1,024.”

The analysis of Warren’s DNA was done by Carlos D. Bustamante, a Stanford University professor and expert in the field of tracking population migration via DNA analysis.

He concluded that “the vast majority” of Warren’s ancestry is European, but he added that “the results strongly support the existence of an unadmixed Native American ancestor.”

Bustamente calculates that she probably has a pure Native American ancestor “in the range of 6-10 generations ago.”

The release of this new DNA study, the Globe notes, is part of Warren’s “elaborate rollout Monday of the results as she aimed for widespread attention” for her supposed debunking of all those problematic “questions about her ancestry.”

The Globe admits, the “strong evidence” raises its own questions: “The inherent imprecision of the six-page DNA analysis could provide fodder for Warren’s critics. If her great-great-great-grandmother was Native American, that puts her at 1/32nd American Indian. But the report includes the possibility that she’s just 1/512th Native American if the ancestor is 10 generations back.”

They math error resulted in this correction: “Due to a math error, a story about Elizabeth Warren misstated the ancestry percentage of a potential 10th generation relative. It should be 1/1,024.”

Queue the “Fauxcahontas” memes.

Elizabeth Warren is speaking against the recent legislation affecting social secuirty and disabilitiy accounts
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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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