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Politics and Elections

Library guide covering resources for Politics and Elections with an emphasis on the United States

Web Resources in Politics and Elections

Suggested Web Resources

Access World News Special Report: 2016 Presidential Campaign (ASU access only)

Ballotpedia   an online encyclopedia about American politics and elections.

Commission on Presidential Debates  The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) was established in 1987 to ensure that debates, as a permanent part of every general election, provide the best possible information to viewers and listeners. Its primary purpose is to sponsor and produce debates for the United States presidential and vice presidential candidates  A non-partisan fact-checking website run by the University of Pennsylvania. This resource looks at the facts behind claims from candidates and other political figures.

Google Politics and Elections Blog

NASS 2016 Presidential Election Cycle  State-by-state guide from the National Association of Secretaries of State NASS that serves as a resource for voters.

Pew Research Center - US Politics and Policy

Politifact  A Pulitzer Prize winning website run by the Tampa Bay Times. They fact-check statements made by politicians, news people, and popular political commenters. This site rates the factual truth of statements using the truth-o-meter from True to Pants-on-Fire (False).

Pro-Con  With the coming Presidential elections you may want to see the political platforms of the current nominees. compiles their positions and you can see them side by side.

State and Local Government on the Net  The State and Local Government Internet directory provides convenient one-stop access to the websites of thousands of state agencies and city and county governments.

Political Parties

Democratic Party: Website for the Democratic National Committee.  
Here is the link for the Arizona Democratic Party

Republican Party: Website for the Republican National Committee.  
Here is the link for the Arizona Republican Party

Libertarian Party: Website for the Libertarian Party

Green Party:  Website for the Green Party of the United States

Voting Resources

Project Vote Smart

  • Voting America
  • Politics1
  • Voting and Registration Statistics

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