Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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

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

* 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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