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Election 2016
U.S. Presidential Election of 2016. News, information, resources about the candidates, their parties and campaigns, conventions, polls / statistics, and more.


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Buying Your Vote: Dark Money and Big Data
"A series of court rulings led to the creation of super PACs and an influx of 'dark money' into politics, fundamentally changing how elections work. ProPublica is following the money and exploring campaign issues you won’t read about elsewhere." From ProPublica, "an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest."
Election Statistics
"Since 1920, the Clerk of the House has collected and published the official vote counts for federal elections from the official sources among the various states and territories. These documents, out of print for many years, have been collected and scanned in a format to make them once again available to researchers and students." From the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Elections Vote411
One-stop source for information on local and national election issues.
GovTrack
"OpenCongress and GovTrack have always had a data sharing partnership, so you’ll find the exact same information here as what you had on OpenCongress, just arranged a little differently. And GovTrack has actually been here for more than a decade. This is the site that began the movement to improve access to Congress using technology. Unlike OpenCongress, we’re funded through advertising and crowdfunding." Includes information on Members of Congress; Bills & Resolutions; Voting Records; and Committees.
How Elections Happen
Includes the election of the President, Vice President, Senators and Representatives. Also includes the Primary Election, General Election, and Electoral College. From Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government. Here are links to web pages for other ages: Ages 4-8, Ages 9-13.
The Living Room Candidate: Presidential Campaign Commercials
"The Living Room Candidate contains more than 300 commercials, from every presidential election since 1952."
Orange County Board of Elections
Help finding your candidates for local elections in Orange County. Includes Sample Ballots, Primary Election Results, Candidate List, Polling Place Listing, Elected Officials.
Presidential Elections Data (1828 - Present)
From the American Presidency Project
Register to Vote in New York State
Topics include: Qualifications; Deadlines; How and Where to Register to Vote; How to Make Changes to Your Registration; Absentee Voting; Military and Oversees Federal Voting and more. From the New York State Board of Elections.
U.S. Electoral College
Frequently asked questions (FAQ), How Electors Vote, historical results, and links to election-related resources from NARA (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)
USA Elections in Brief
"A background guide to the entire U.S. electoral system, from federal, state, local, and primary elections to related topics such as polling and the role of the parties and the media." Adobe PDF format. From the U.S. Department of State.
VoteSmart.org
Locate your candidates for both local and federal offices by entering your zip code, address or candidate name. Includes voting records, issue positions, campaign finance ifnromation and more.
Voting and Elections
Sections include: Learn about Elections and Voting, Registering to Vote and Voting, Volunteering and Contributing to the Election Process. From USA.gov

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