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Election Day 2020: Home

Check out books, resources, and information the library has on elections, voting, and more.
Modern media, elections and democracy
Polls, expectations, and elections : TV news making in U.S. presidential campaigns
Get out the vote : how to increase voter turnout
The VP advantage : how running mates influence home state voting in presidential elections

General Information

Why Vote?

The right to vote in the United States has not always been available for all citizens.  Exercising this hard-won right is important for a thriving democracy.  When you vote, you make your voice heard. 

Fact Checkers

Check out the hot topics of today's election news and see what the fact checkers say.

Center for Public Integrity  The Center for Public Integrity is a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom investigating democracy, power and privilege. Their reporting focuses on the influence of money and the impact of inequality on our society.

FactCheck.org  FactCheck.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit consumer advocate for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. They monitor 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.

OpenSecrets.org  The Center for Responsive Politics (OpenSecrets.org) is nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit.  They track money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.

Pew Research Center  Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. They conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. 

Politi Fact  PolitiFact is a nonpartisan fact-checking website to sort out the truth in American politics. PolitiFact was created by the Tampa Bay Times, a Florida newspaper, in 2007. In 2018, PolitiFact was acquired by the Poynter Institute, a nonprofit school for journalists.

Vote Smart: Facts Matter  Vote Smart's mission is to provide free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials to all Americans.

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