Guide to Non-Partisan Websites and Political Party Websites
- 2016 –
First, a disclaimer: The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization. This means that we do NOT endorse either candidates or political parties. We can take public positions on issues of concern to the nation, the state, and our communities, only after much study, discussion, and consensus. To learn more about League, see: http://www.lwv.org
When you use the internet to learn about candidates and issues, you will want to use sites which are reliable and accurate. For ways to check this on your own, see our link to “Evaluating Internet Sites” on the homepage.
Political Party Sites
Democratic National Committee Republican National Committee
Hillary Clinton 2016 Trump for President
Ohio Democratic Party Ohio Republican Party
Libertarian Party Green Party
Gary Johnson for President Jill Stein for President
Ohio Libertarian Party Ohio Green Party
Constitution Party List of Third-Party Presidential Candidates
Darrell Castle (Constitution Party)
Non-Partisan Election Information
Vote 411 (League of Women Voters)
Project Vote Smart
FactCheck.org describes itself as a non-partisan “consumer advocate for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in US politics. It is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center for the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, funded primarily by the Annenberg Foundation. FactCheck.org has won for Webby Awards in the politics category in 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Politifact.com (includes the Truth-o-Meter) http://www.politifact.com
Politifact.com is a project operated by the Tampa Bay Times, in which reporters and editors from the Times and affiliated media outlets fact-check statements by members of Congress, the White House, lobbyists, and interest groups. They publish original statements and their evaluations on the PolitiFact.com website, and assign each a “Truth-O-Meter” rating. The ratings range from “True” for completely accurate statements to “Pants on Fire” (as in “liar, liar, pants on fire) for false and ridiculous claims.
Open Secrets.org (Money in Politics) http://www.opensecrets.org
The Center for Responsive Politics is a non-profit, non-partisan research group based in Washington, DC that tracks the effects of money and lobbying on elections and public policy, maintaining a public online database of its information. Its website, OpenSecrets.org allows users to track federal campaign contributions and lobbying (by lobbying firms), federal agencies, and bills. Users can also search for more local financial contributions.
Snopes.com is also known as the Urban Legends Reference Pages is a website covering urban legends, internet rumors, e-mail forwards, and other stories of unknown or questionable origin. While not its main focus, it does include some political questions.