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Political season confusion?

Posted Nov 5, 2012 Posted by One Comment

Time to get your vote on!

Are you confused by the rhetoric? Still undecided?

Having trouble wrapping your head around the Amendments?

Here are some resources that might help.

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Click here to open a handy site from the Collins Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit Florida public policy agency. It explains the Florida Amendments in plain language, what a Yes/No vote would do, and a round-up of arguments for/against the Amendments.

Below are links to 2 nonpartisan organizations working to debunk those political ads, rumors and sound bites that surround us during this very political season. While  our local races are not covered at these websites, you’ll find the Florida Truth-O-Meter very helpful.

FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center. From their site:  “We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit ‘consumer advocate’ for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We 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. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.”

Closer to home, the St. Petersburg Times’ Pulitizer-prize winning site: PolitiFact Florida is “sorting out the truth in politics.” This site makes use of an amusing Truth-o-Meter, with a scale from “All True” to “Pants on Fire”.

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  • Christine said:

    Thank you Anne! This helps a lot!