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Election season confusion?

Posted Sep 3, 2016 Posted by Be the first to comment

We’re highlighting some unbiased websites to help navigate this very political season. First, a quiz for  voters who are undecided in the Presidential election. Answer a series of questions to identify the candidate that shares more of your views. Then, consult two websites working to debunk those political ads, rumors and sound bites that surround us. While  our local races are not covered at these websites, you’ll find the Florida Truth-O-Meter very helpful.

The Procon.org 2016 Presidential Election Quiz matches your Yes/No answers to the candidates’ stated positions on various issues.

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”, because there’s usually some nugget of truth in every political claim.

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