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Current Events: Presidential Elections

2016 Electoral College

Adam Lehnardt. Electoral College 2016. 2013. Digital File.

Internet Resources

News & Media


Political Party Websites

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Campaign Finance

  • Federal Election Commission - Law & Regulations
    • "Is the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy."
  • CampaignMoney
  • PACronyms
    • "An alphabetical list of acronyms, abbreviations, initials, and common names of federal political action committees (PACs), was prepared to help researchers readily identify committees when their full names are not disclosed on campaign finance reports."


Library Resources

Evaluation Tools


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Third Party Candidates

Libertarian - Gary Johnson

Green Party - Jill Stein

Constitution Party - Darrell Castle

Fact Checking Resources

    • " is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.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."
  • NPR Politics: Fact Check
  • Politifact
    • PolitiFact is an independent fact-checking journalism website aimed at bringing you the truth in politics. PolitiFact's reporters and editors fact-check statements from the White House, Congress, candidates, advocacy groups and more, rating claims for accuracy on our Truth-O-Meter. Every fact-check includes analysis of the claim, an explanation of our reasoning and a list of links to all our sources."
  • ProCon
    • "Our purpose is to provide resources for critical thinking and to educate without bias. We research issues that are controversial and important, and we present them in a balanced, comprehensive, straightforward, transparent, and primarily pro-con format at no charge."
  • Retraction Watch
    • "Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process."
  • Snopes
    • "The website was founded by David Mikkelson, who lives and works in the Los Angeles area. What he began in 1995 as an expression of his interest in researching urban legends has since grown into what is widely regarded by folklorists, journalists, and laypersons alike as one of the World Wide Web's essential resources."