What are some national level resources to find candidate accountability?


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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