VOTES: Links to Political Sites

A Few Favorites

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.

Follow the latest political news and polls (updated daily) from an ideologically-wide range of sources.

Nate Silver’s site uses hard numbers and statistical analysis to break down 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 information for an engaged voter or student. Included are candidate biographies, voting records, issue positions, ratings, speeches, and campaign finance information for many politicians at the national level.

Political Parties and Their Candidates for President

DEMOCRATIC PARTY: Hillary Clinton’s website Democratic National Committee’s homepage Young Democrats homepage College Democrats

GREEN PARTY: Jill Stein’s website Green Party homepage

LIBERTARIAN PARTY: Gary Johnson’s website Libertarian Party homepage

REPUBLICAN PARTY: Donald Trump’s website 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 The 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 Cato 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 D.C. Insider Charlie Cook gives his views Informative site about Capitol Hill Newspaper covering Capitol 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!)

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