The following sites are recommended for truth checking candidates or issues.
PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics in the news or social media sites. PolitiFact is run by editors and reporters from the Tampa Bay Times, an independent newspaper in Florida, as is PunditFact, a site devoted to fact-checking pundits. The PolitiFact state sites are run by news organizations that have partnered with the Times. The state sites and PunditFact follow the same principles as the national site.” Use the MENU on upper left to narrow your search. Select Truth-O-MeterTMfor topic, Personalities or Pants On Fire for the most egregious statements.
The Washington Post Fact Checker “The purpose is to “truth squad” the statements of political figures regarding issues of great importance, be they national, international or local. As a presidential election approaches, the site will increasingly focus on statements made in the heat of the presidential contest; however it is not be limited to political charges or counter charges. site presentation seeks to explain difficult issues, provide missing context and provide analysis and explanation of various “code words” used by politicians, diplomats and others to obscure or shade the truth.” Free for 4 weeks, then by subscription.
FactCheck.Org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. The site monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Their goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding. FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.” ” Watch the video “How to spot fake news.”
VoteSmart.org features an interactive website where you can enter your address and the issues most important to you and it responds with candidates for national officers with photos from campaign posters. The larger the poster, the closer the match to your positions. You can also enter a state candidate name for that persons stand on positions.
AAUW publishes non-partisan issue information and candidate voting record information on AAUW issues.
Please share the Voter-Issue-Guide for more information about the issues important to AAUW members. NB: Only 2022 edition is available. Unfortunately, most of these issues are unresolved so information is still useful. You can also check AAUW’s Congressional Voting Record for the last National Congressional Session. NB: Only 1117th record is currently available and it has not been updated. An updated version should have the same link.
AAUW’s Where We Stand Go down the page for individual position papers; or, click on the topics to the right: Economic security, Education and Title IX, and Civil Rights.
For New Mexico and state issues try the following.
There are “Voter Guides” published by multiple organizations in New Mexico. If you google “New Mexico Voter Guides” you can select from numerous organizations.
New Mexico Voting Information Vote411