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Don't merely vote; vote knowledgeably and informed.

 
 
Reply Sun 31 Oct, 2004 09:50 pm
I came across this website watching PBS. It's a comprehensive list of issues, legislation, elected officials and candidates from across the US.

Project Vote Smart

In their own words:

Thousands of candidates and elected officials. Who works for you? Who is seeking your vote? Project Vote Smart, a citizen's organization, has developed a Voter's Self-Defense system to provide you with the necessary tools to self-govern effectively: abundant, accurate, unbiased and relevant information. As a national library of factual information, Project Vote Smart covers your candidates and elected officials in five basic categories: biographical information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances and interest group ratings.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Mon 1 Nov, 2004 08:59 am
bump
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Mon 1 Nov, 2004 09:09 am
I thought the site was very informative, but I think I already know what the conservatives are going to say about it, should they choose to post here.
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panzade
 
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Reply Mon 1 Nov, 2004 09:21 am
I've used the site a lot to rate our congressman
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cannistershot
 
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Reply Mon 1 Nov, 2004 03:52 pm
I checked GA, not enough information to do me any good.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Mon 1 Nov, 2004 10:33 pm
You should consider emailing them and explaining your situation, cannistershot.

They're open to comments and suggestions.
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Mon 1 Nov, 2004 10:38 pm
Very cool site!
Thanks for the info. :-)

Though, this election.. I am choosing to be the 'silent american'.

Im not voting.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Mon 1 Nov, 2004 11:11 pm
NOOOOO!!!

At least vote for a third party candidate. Don't waste your vote.

Be counted as a voter for "other," rather than as an apathetic non-voter.

I'm voting for David Cobb of the Green Party myself.
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Idaho
 
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2004 01:47 pm
Not bad, but could be organized better
It would be nice to see a tabulation of how an individual candidate voted instead of having to click on each one. But, I only gave a cursory glance so I may have missed that. Looks like an okay site.
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