Frequently Asked Questions

What are some national level resources to find candidate accountability?

Answer:

Here are some federal government information resources to find accountability information both for election day and the terms after.

* Congress.org
Provides a comprehensive look at elections at all levels and provides key candidate positions. For current Congressional members, it provides legislative voting history. From Capitol Advantage and Knowlegis, LLC, two private non-partisan companies.

* League of Women Voters
Covers national, state and local elections.

* ProCon.org
Provides background information on pros and cons of issues as well as how the presidential candidates stand on these issues.

* Factcheck.org
Monitors the accuracy of candidate television ads, news releases, and speeches. From the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

* Politifact.com Truth-o-meter
Analyzes candidates' speeches, TV adds and interviews to determine whether their claims are accurate. From the St. Petersburg Times and Congressional Quarterly.

* Federal Election Commission
Click on Campaign Finance Reports and Data to see candidates statements of income and information about campaign contributors.

* Open Secrets
Follows the money through candidate contributions. From the Center for Responsive Politics

* Project VoteSmart
Provides comprehensive information about candidates from issue statements to campaign financing.

* Select a Candidate
Learn which candidate most closely aligns with your views. From Minnesota Public Radio.

 

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