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Election 2020: Federal Election

Relevant Library Resources

Issues & Controversies
Reports that help you to understand crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. 

CQ Researcher
Provides in-depth overviews of the most important issues of the day's issues. 

LexisNexis Academic
Provides full-text documents from over 6,000 news, business, and legal publications with a variety of flexible search options.

Official Presidential Candidates Websites

2020 Presidential Debates

9/29/20 1st Presidential Debate: Case Western Reserve and Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
10/7/2020

Vice Presidential Debate: The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Airs live on ABC, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, FOX, NBC  at 6:00pm PST.

10/15/20

2nd Presidential Debate: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami, FL 

Airs live at 6:00pm. Check local listings.

10/22/20 3rd Presidential Debate: Belmont University, Nashville, TN at 6pm PST. Check local listings.

For more information, visit The Commission on Presidential Debates

Fact Checking

FactCheck.org
A nonpartisan, nonprofit whose aim is to monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major politicians in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. 

SciChec‚Äčk 
FactCheck.org's SciCheck feature focuses exclusively on false and misleading scientific claims that are made by partisans to influence public policy. 

Politifact
‚ÄčA fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics.

VoteSmart
A non-partisan, non-profit organization that provides factual information on candidates, including bios, voting records, positions, ratings, speeches, and funding.

Polls

Gallup
Regular public opinion polls.

FiveThirtyEight
Analyzes statistical information to explain and forecast political events. Provides pollster ratings by assigning a "grade" to pollsters, which are "calculated by analyzing the historical accuracy of each firm’s polls along with its methodology."

Marist Poll
Survey research center at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY which regularly measures public opinion at the local, state, and national level.

Pew Research
Research on a wide range of topics.

RealClearPolitics
Aggregates polling data and calculates an average of these.