How do you research the candidates running for office this year?
I went to their individual websites where they list information about themselves and their views on policies. Then I look for information on how they have actually acted in past on the issues which are specifically important to me, to see if the claims are truthful.
Seeing them debate is also important to me. It matters to me to see if they answer questions more directly or more in the traditional political style of running in circles without ever declaring a stance. The little pieces of body language are also relevant to my feelings, but never so much that I would base my position on it.
Visit a web-site called TheGreenPapers.com, find your State and the election you are interested in, then visit each of the candidates web-sites. For Virginia for example, the site provides information on candidate web-sites for US President, US Senate, US House, VA governor, VA Attorney General, and VA Lietenant Governor elections. All fifty States are listed, as well as American Somoa, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and the Virgin Isles. Congress has representatives from all fifty-six states and territories (territories send non-voting representatives), and Senators from the 50 States.
I would start by doing a basic bio search on Wikipedia.com, then going on to snopes.com, factcheck.org and politifact.com to get unbiased information regarding specific questions about the candidate.
This is a much better way to learn about a person than to listen to the spin masters, and at least you can get the truth.
I use http://ballotpedia.org It is kind of like Wikipedia. It is good for researching the pros and cons of propositions because it tells you which party and which organization are supporting which side of the proposition.
I use the internet and ignore most of the Corporate Party media spin.
I've gained my greatest insight through YouTube -- video evidence of the shenanigans the Corporate Party is pulling to keep both of their candidates -- Obamney and Rombama in the spotlight and to marginalize everyone else.
And I've used YouTube to garner evidence of the erosions on our Constitution that continue to occur.
For instance, both halves of the Corporate Party presidential convention have effectively eliminated voting and Roberts Rules of Order. They seem to go through the motions, but it's a scripted sham.
by capncrunch7 months ago
Is this the end of white male presidents?
by Lazaro DeJesus2 years ago
Why is Hillary Clinton running for office?She has essentially exposed herself as the opposite of strong, a liar, irresponsible, among many other things. Why is she being Supported through these despicable actions.
by PrettyPanther17 months ago
Let's have a little non partisan fun and virtual socializing. Tell us one or more things about yourself. It can be interesting, boring, funny, serious, weird, mundane, whatever you want. I'll start with: My black cat is...
by Dennis L. Page5 years ago
Do political candidates need to fully disclose their past finances?Should political candidates be required to fully disclose their past finances and if so, how many years back do we need to go?
by Grace Marguerite Williams2 years ago
To Republicans out there, which is the more viable candidate, Jeb Bush or Donald Trump?
by Man from Modesto5 years ago
Do you research candidates before voting? How could anyone vote for Romney or Obama?I wrote articles about a local Modesto mayoral election in 2012. Though I was on the first Google results page for the biggest search...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.