How Can You Learn More About the Presidential Candidates?


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People can find extensive information about the 2016 U.S. presidential candidates on such websites as Ballotpedia.org and Politics1.com. Newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times and the Atlantic, have also set up Web pages tracking the candidate information and current election events.

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Newspapers, such as the New York Times, have up-to-date information on the 2016 presidential election on their websites, but these also include editorial opinion analysis based upon their writers' opinions of political strategy. Ballotpedia.org's thorough website is more fact-centered and provides a great deal of detail on who is running, who may run, when a candidate announced her candidacy, and when she suspended her campaign or dropped out. Some websites, like Politics1.com, also contain links that take a reader to each candidate's own official website.

The Ballotpedia.org site has an overview as well as a page with more in-depth analysis for each particular candidate. This candidate-specific page includes biographical information as well as detailed time-lines for that particular candidate's campaign events, and information about fund raising activities, media appearances and public opinion polling. Readers can also view a thorough description of the candidate's stance on issues including the second amendment, energy production, climate change, national security and the Iran nuclear deal. Also, where applicable, there is a "vote match" analysis showing the candidate's stance on a variety of issues based upon how they have voted in the past.

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