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ELECTION 2012

UPCOMING ELECTIONS
           NOVEMBER 6:  General Election


VOTING IN TEXAS:     

Early Voting & Voting by Mail scroll down this page and it will give you the dates 
  for elections and early voting in Texas. If you wish to vote early you will need to
  contact your County Elections Office and request a ballot. This must be done by
  specific dates for the upcoming elections.

League of women Voters(Texas) Offers non-partisan voter education. (UPDATED)

Taylor County Elections Office Information on early voting, polling places, voting
  by  mail and other options in Taylor County.


Vote Big Country 2012 Information about candidates running in local elections. 

Vote Texas
This site is provided by theSecretary of State's - check to
  see if your registered to vote and if not you can register online. Site contains quite
  a bit of information about voting in Texas.

CANDIDATES
All Declared National Candidates- scroll down the list is long   (UPDATED)
                     
Upcoming National Conventions

Democratic- starts September 3, 2012
Libertarian- starts May 2, 2012
Republican- starts August 27, 2012                        

CHECKING THE FACTS

Factcheck.org: nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate organization that:
  "Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major US political players in the
  form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases."
A project of
  the Annenberg Public Policy Center.


Politifact: "A project of the Tampa Bay Times, this site uses scorecards, factsheets,
  and articles to review claims made by candidates (the Truth-O-Meter) and attacks
  from opponents (the Attack File)."

Snopes.com: "The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore,
  myths, rumors, and misinformation."

DATABASES WITH DAILY NEWS:                     
Chronicle of Higher Education
Infotrac Newstand
LexisNexis
Newspaper Source                    

ISSUES & ANALYSIS:                                     

American National Election Studies: Provides "data on voting,
  public opinion, and political participation to serve the research
  needs of ocial scientists, teachers, students, policy makers and
  journalists who want to better understand the theoretical and
  empirical foundations of national election outcomes."

Cook Political Report: An independent, non-partisan online newsletter that
analyzes elections and campaigns

Pew Research Center Reports on Election '12 "The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan "fact tank" that provides information on the issues."
                  
Texas League of Women Voters: a nonpartisan political organization, encourages
the informed and active participation in government and influences public policy
through education and advocacy.       
     
                  

TELEVISION & ONLINE NEWS SITES:
Election 2012 (ABC)                        Election 2012 (MSNBC)

Election 2012 (CBS)                        Election 2012 (NPR)         

Election 2012 (CNN)                       Election 2012 (Salon.com)

Election 2012 (FOX)                   

IT IS A BRAVE NEW WORLD
YouTube Politics: Provides videos of questions, candidate responses, and
user-generated responses to the same questions asked of the candidates. Also
links to videos produced by individual campaigns.


 

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