UPDATE: A spokesperson for the state party said the graphic was an error but “the fact is more than 1 million people have left under Governor Cuomo’s administration and New York has had the worst taxes in the country over the past 12 years with Democratic governors in control. If they want to have that debate we’d be happy to anytime.”

The New York State Republican Committee launched a familiar attack at Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-NY, on social media yesterday. The party tweeted that more than 1 million residents have fled the state since 2010.

“Let’s make this his last term so we can turn NY around,” the tweet continued.

Party Chairman Ed Cox has cited the statistic in the past and according to census data, it is accurate. He’s blamed the governor, who took office in January 2011, and his economic policy for the exodus.

Peculiarly, the GOP seemed to undermine its own argument in a graphic attached to the same tweet, citing a broader figure.

“More than 2 million people have left New York since 2000,” it read.

Between 2000 and 2006, Republican George Pataki was governor. In fact, conservative think tank the Empire Center for Public Policy has noted New York has been losing residents to other states since at least 1961 and there was less out-migration between 2010 and 2017 than between 2000 and 2007. The Empire Center pointed out that during the comparable period the state lost nearly 1.6 million residents.

We’ve reached out to Cox and the state party for clarification as to why the stat was chosen.