The presidential election is just one month away. In making your decision you may be looking for unbiased information about fact checking and voting history of the candidates. We have rounded that up for you here:
FactCheck.org – This is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. This site is a nonpartisan, nonprofit which was established by publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg to “create a community of scholars within the University of Pennsylvania that would address public policy issues at the local, state and federal levels”.
PolitiFact – PolitiFact is a project of the Tampa Bay Times newspaper and its partner news organizations to help you find the truth in American politics. Funding is provided by a combination of ads, subscriptions, and grants from foundations seeking “to improve news coverage and civic discourse”.
GovTrack – This is a completely independent organization which receives no funding in any form from outside organizations. Operating costs are raised through advertising revenue and crowdfunding. They publish the status of federal legislation and information about representatives and senators in Congress.
VoteSmart – The mission of this site is to provide free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials to all Americans. Run by volunteers, VoteSmart is funded by donations and takes no money from special interest groups.
Need to Register?
Do so with the Virginia Board of Elections before the deadline of October 17. The site will also help you find information on alternative voting options, polling places, voting frequently asked questions, and more.