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New political website idea... unless its already been done..

FortKnox (169099) writes | more than 7 years ago

User Journal 15

What I really want to see is a website that has all the things that will be on my nov ballot. I want to see each person, their party, and their views. No mudslinging. Then I want to see all the issues and their pros and cons.What I really want to see is a website that has all the things that will be on my nov ballot. I want to see each person, their party, and their views. No mudslinging. Then I want to see all the issues and their pros and cons.

Wouldn't be tough to MAKE a site like this. Have the reps sign themselves in and put in their own views (though there will have to be rules against trickery or trying to sit in the middle of the fence).
I don't want to WRITE the site... I just want to USE the site. I hate having to do my own research, cause candidates only smear the other candidate instead of actually telling us their views (Jean Schmidt is my congresswoman... not a fan of her, but her opponent is equally inept. I have no idea which to choose and will have to spend time researching it only to find that I'm screwed regardless of how I vote...). Anything like this already exist, by chance?

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I've found that most canidate sites (1)

Com2Kid (142006) | more than 7 years ago | (#16675651)

Are pretty good about listing what they support. At least for the major issues. Pro-choice candidates tend to have pro-choice banners/endorsements on their site, while anti-abortion candidates tend to have anti-abortion banners/endorsements on their site.

Of course you could spend an entire year just making a site that has a chart detailing every possible view on the abortion debate...

All the combination sites I know about (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | more than 7 years ago | (#16675729)

Are *very* slanted towards their own views- and thus will only provide links to candidates that support those views. I think the site you propose would be very interesting, but it would be a *lot* of work reconfiguring it for each election- especially when you get into highly local things like local bond and property tax measures.

The Rocky Mountain News (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 7 years ago | (#16675913)

has something like that [rockymountainnews.com] . Look at the sidebar on the right. "Election 2006 Search Tools" and such. It's what I used to do my voting, and I was pretty damn psyched to find it.

So does the Las Vegas Review-Journal (1)

ncc74656 (45571) | more than 7 years ago | (#16677353)

Elections in 2006: Voters Guide [reviewjournal.com]

On the first day of early voting, I brought the dead-tree edition to the mall, sat outside the polling area, and went through the offices and ballot questions I didn't already have figured out.

They also produced a similar guide before the primary election.

Vote-Smart.org (1)

RailGunner (554645) | more than 7 years ago | (#16676155)

Lists some helpful information, as well as elected official's voting records.
For example, Here [vote-smart.org] is John McCain's voting record as a Senator.

Re:Vote-Smart.org (1)

Red_Foreman (877991) | more than 7 years ago | (#16695565)

What, no mention of the Detroit Tigers?

Check Your State Secretary Of State Website (1)

Real World Stuff (561780) | more than 7 years ago | (#16676167)

The people that publish your voting guide.

Re:Check Your State Secretary Of State Website (1)

Real World Stuff (561780) | more than 7 years ago | (#16676453)

This is the online guide [ca.gov] we get in California. I prefer the hardcopy as I mark it up when revieving the legislation..

Re:Check Your State Secretary Of State Website (1)

Otter (3800) | more than 7 years ago | (#16678419)

Yeah, I was going to say that in California you routinely get a guide like that. Of course, in California you also face more initiatives (many of them with deliberately confusing wording) than in the other 49 states combined.

League of Women Voters (1)

peacefinder (469349) | more than 7 years ago | (#16676631)

It's not as extensive as what you have in mind, but it's pointed in the right direction. If I don't miss my guess, you'll find this link [lwvcincinnati.org] useful. They seem to be associated with SmartVoter.org [smartvoter.org] which is even closer to what you're after.

theballot.org (1)

mekkab (133181) | more than 7 years ago | (#16676733)

looks promising, but has nothing for my state (other than some guy who says "erhlich, yes." Uhm, thanks, buddy. There's three other people running for governor, too.

However, I don't need that crap when I've got the Waaaapo! [washingtonpost.com] (read:like that sound made on "A Current Affair")

So I've got This page [washingtonpost.com] to see exactly who *I* can vote for.

Vote-Smart (1)

tonsofpcs (687961) | more than 7 years ago | (#16684907)

They were giving out brochures with incumbant information for the house and senate in my school's library, here's their website: http://www.vote-smart.org/index.htm [vote-smart.org] . They include 'NPAT' information.

Vote Democratic (1)

sulli (195030) | more than 7 years ago | (#16710359)

Regardless of your views of your particualr congressmember, this year, vote Demo to get rid of the GOP controlled House.

Re:Vote Democratic (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 7 years ago | (#16711707)

The democratic choice for representative is HORRIBLE... and I actually hate Jean Schmidt, but Debra Wulsin is sooo much worse :(
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