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Dec 20 2007

Undecided Voters Blues: Part 2

by Jimmy L

A few weeks ago I made a post about some library books that might help illuminate the candidates running for presidency.  Well, you can never be too informed, so I decided to make another post about this subject.  This time, I will provide some helpful links:

Project Vote Smart
In their own words: “thousands of citizens (conservative and liberal alike)
working together, spending endless hours researching the backgrounds
and records of thousands of political candidates and elected officials
to discover their voting records, campaign contributions, public
statements, biographical data (including their work history) and
evaluations of them generated by over 100 competing special interest
groups. Every election these volunteers test each candidate’s
willingness to provide citizens with their positions on the issues they
will most likely face if elected through the Political Courage Test.”

Worried about the factual accuracy of what the different candidates are saying?  Here’s your solution: the FactCheck.org team “monitor[s] the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases” and reports it back to you.  They are also a nonpartison, nonprofit organization.

Vote By Issue Quiz
This online quiz will ask you where you stand on certain key issues based on quotes from the different candidates.  Then it will show you which candidates you agreed with on the different issues.  Useful, easy, and fun.

How does your favorite candidate stand in the polls?  Find out instantly on this website.  You can also keep your finger on the pulse of what people think about many other things including: baseball and steroids, the writer’s strike, and toys from China.

Jesse December 20, 2007 at 3:50 PM

AWESOME post. That vote by issues quiz was great and extremely helpful!

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