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United States: Federal Elections

Elections

Comprehensive Sites

Project Vote Smart - offers elected officials' voting records and candidates' positions for more than 13,000 candidates for public office--presidents, governors, congressional and state legislature candidates. Backgrounds, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances, and performance evaluations on more than 80 conservative to liberal special interests are included.
Politics1.com: Political Parties - provides comprehensive list of political parties.
Politics1: States - News from the state elections.
E-Democracy - Hosts local topics and forums across the United States.
The Green Papers - provides facts and figures about delegate selection, conventions, caucuses, and primaries. 

2016 Presidential Election

Better for America

Democratic Presidential Candidates

    Withdrawn candidates

  • Lincoln Chafee (declared June 1, 2015, withdrew October 23, 2015)
  • Martin O'Malley (declared May 28, 2015, withdrew February 1, 2016)
  • Bernie Sanders (declared April 29, 2015, withdrew June 24, 2016)  
  • Jim Webb (declared July 2, 2015, withdrew October 20, 2015) 

Green Party Presidential Candidates

Independent 

Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate

Republican Presidential Candidates

    Withdrawn candidates

  • Jeb Bush (declared June 15, 2015, withdrew February 20, 2016)
  • Ben Carson (declared May 4, 2015, withdrew March 11, 2016)
  • Chris Christie (declared June 30, 2015, withdrew February 10, 2016) 
  • Ted Cruz (declared March 23, 2015, withdrew May 3, 2016)
  • Carly Fiorina (declared May 4, 2015, withdrew February 10, 2016) 
  • Jim Gilmore (declared July 30, 2015, withdrew February 12, 2016)
  • Lindsey Graham (declared June 1, 2015, withdrew December 21, 2015) 
  • Mike Huckabee (declared May 5, 2015, withdrew February 1, 2016) 
  • Bobby Jindal (declared June 24, 2015, withdrew November 17, 2015)
  • John Kasich (declared July 21, 2015, withdrew May 4, 2016)
  • George Pataki (declared May 28, 2015, withdrew December 29. 2015)
  • Rand Paul (declared April 7, 2015, withdrew February 3, 2016)
  • Rick Perry (declared June 4, 2015, withdrew September 11, 2015)
  • Marco Rubio (declared April 13, 2015, Withdrew March 15, 2016)
  • Rick Santorum (declared May 27, 2015, withdrew February 3, 2016)
  • Scott Walker (declared July 13, 2015, withdrew September 21, 2015)

Socialist Party USA

Presidential Debates

  • Monday, September 26, 2016. Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY.
  • Sunday, October 9, 2016. Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016. University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV.

Vice Presidential  Debate

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Longwood University, Farmville VA.

News Sites

Politics: - MSNBC Politics Front Page. Features news articles and reports.
Ballot Access News - founded by Libertarians, tracks the attemps of third-party and independent candidates. Also tracks changes in the law, court challenges, and other tidbits of third-party news.
RealClearPolitics - culls and publishes the best commentary, news, polling data, and links to important resources from all points of the political compass and covering all the important issues of the day.
Independent Political Report - culls information regarding third parties and independent candidates.

Political Party Home Pages

American Independent Party
Communist Party USA
Constitutional Party
Democratic Party
Green Party
Libertarian Party
Reform Party
Republican Party
Socialist Labor Party
Socialist Party USA

Polls

Gallup Polls
Polling Report
Rasmussen Reports

 

Specialized Sites

Ballotpedia - Geographic listing of ballot initiatives by state.
Factcheck.org - checks the accuracy of campaign rhetoric. Factcheck is non-partisan.
Federal Election Commission - official federal independent regulatory agency charged with disclosing campaign finance information.
Opensecrets.org - billed as "the online source for money in politics data," Opensecrets tracks campaign funding by candidate, by geographical area, and by donor. Site is sponsored by the Center for Responsive Politics.

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