Guide to Non-Partisan Websites and Political Party Websites

-      2016 –

 

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            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

http://www.democrats.org                                          http://www.rnc.org

 

Hillary Clinton 2016                                                   Trump for President

http://www.hillaryclinton.com                                   https://www.donaldjtrump.com

 

Ohio Democratic Party                                               Ohio Republican Party

http://www.ohiodems.org                                           http://www.ohiogop.org

 

Libertarian Party                                                         Green Party

https://www.lp.org                                                     http://www.gp.org

 

Gary Johnson for President                                        Jill Stein for President

https://www.johnsonweld.com                                  http://www.jill2016.org

 

Ohio Libertarian Party                                                Ohio Green Party

https://www.lp.org/state/ohio                                                http://www.ohiogreens.org

 

Constitution Party                                                      List of Third-Party Presidential Candidates

http://www.constitutionparty.com                            http://www.politics1.com/p2016.htm

 

Darrell Castle (Constitution Party)

castle2016.com

 

 

Non-Partisan Election Information

 

Vote 411 (League of Women Voters)

www.vote411.org                              

 

Project Vote Smart

www.votesmart.org

 

 

Ballotpedia

http://www.ballotpedia.org

Fact-Checking Sites

 

FactCheck.org                                                             http://www.FactCheck.org

 

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                                                                                    http://www.snopes.com

 

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.