VOTES: Links to Political Sites

A Few Favorites

A great site to follow the every-changing Electoral College map. It is interactive so students can make predictions for an Electoral College winner on their own as well.

A great site to follow the latest political news and polls (updated daily) from an ideologically-wide range of sources.  

Nate Silver’s great site which uses hard numbers and statistical analysis to breakdown issues related to the campaign

From the Annenberg Public Policy Center, this site checks the factual accuracy of statements made by politicians.

From Larry Sabato at the University of Virginia, this site gives weekly updates on the status of the Congressional and Presidential races. Some great analysis from a historical perspective.

This site provides all sorts of great information for an engaged voter or student. Included are candidate biographies, voting records, issue positions, ratings, speeches, campaign finance information for many politicians at the national level.


Political Parties and Their Candidates for President

Democratic Party:  Hillary Clinton’s web page Democratic National Committee’s homepage Young Democrats homepage College Democrats


Green Party:  Jill Stein’s web page Green Party homepage


Libertarian Party:  Gary Johnson’s web page Libertarian Party homepage


Republican Party:  Donald Trump’s web page Republican National Party’s homepage College Republican National Committee


Government Web Sites Federal Elections Commission website.  A lot of great information here about election laws and financial disclosure for candidates


Polling Web Sites


Magazines/Journals/Papers/Other Media

Liberal: The American Prospect Mother Jones The Nation The New York Times New Republic The Progressive The Washington Post Washington Monthly The New Yorker


Conservative: The Conservative Chronicle The Drudge Report The National Review online Policy Review from The Hoover Institution Rush Limbaugh’s homepage The Wall Street Journal online The Washington Times The Weekly Standard The New American


Libertarian: Reason Magazine


Neutral (if there is such a thing): Political Science Quarterly U.S. News and World Report The Economist


Helpful Fact-Checking Site: from the Annenberg Public Policy Center


Political Think Tanks The American Conservative Union American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy The Annenberg Public Policy Center (UPenn) The Brookings Institution Institute Dick Armey's organization "Freedom Works" Heritage Foundation Progressive Policy Institute  The Center for American Progress The Hoover Institution  The Reason Foundation  Americans for Limited Government


Political Organizations American Civil Liberties Union Common Cause Emily's List ("Early Money Is Like Yeast") Center for Voting and Democracy League of Women Voters National Women’s Political Caucus Center for Media and Democracy


Other Miscellaneous Interesting Political Sites  Real Clear Politics Set up by League of Women Voters-DemocracyNet DC Insider Charlie Cook Gives His Views Informative site about Capital Hill newspaper covering Capital Hill at University of Virgina from Larry Sabato at UVA  Rock the Vote Project Vote Smart (a great site)


Interactive Electoral College Maps


Political Ideology Spectrum Quizzes (just for fun!)