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Background and General Election Information
Federal Election Commission
The FEC is an independent regulatory agency, to administer and enforce the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA). It governs the financing of federal elections and aggregates data.
Campaign Legal Center
A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization which works in the areas of campaign finance and elections, political communication and government ethics.
United States Census Bureau - Voting and Registration
Selected information on reported voting and registration by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics.
Nonpartisan information with both general and state-specific information on numerous aspects of the election process. Funded by the League of Women Voters Edcation Fund.
Evaluates the accuracy of political claims, and responds to user-submitted inquiries. Archives cover the 2004 and 2006 elections. From the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center.
Published by CQ and the St. Petersburg Times, Politifact "scores" candidates, chain emails, national party committees, and unsourced attacks for accuracy.
a nonprofit nonpartisan public charity that provides well-sourced pro, con, and related research on more than 50 controversial issues. ... With more than 12,000 pages of highly curated, referenced content, ProCon.org provides a platform for people to question information, evaluate opposing views, and debate them in a respectful way.
AllSides is a multi-partisan revolution and set of technologies fueled by data and people like you. The AllSides Bias Rating is based on a crowd-driven, patent-pending technology. From bias ratings to AllSides for Schools to Civil Conversations (in development), it's people-powered tech.
Money in Politics
An independently published non-partisan web site, CampaignMoney makes available the names of financial donors to federal political campaigns. These records are a matter of public record provided by the Federal Election Commission.
Follow the Money
The National Institute on Money in State Politics is the only nonpartisan, nonprofit organization revealing the influence of campaign money on state-level elections and public policy in all 50 states.
The Center for Responsive Politics is a non-partisan, non-profit research group that tracks money in politics, and its effect on elections and public policy.
Published by Congressional Quarterly (CQ Researcher, CQ Weekly), the site features political news and blogs and the option to subscribe to free newsletters.
Coverage at this "backstory"-focused news site centers on Congress, the 2008 presidential campaign, and lobbying and advocacy.