I cannot believe the number of rumors that are guiding this election. I cannot believe the number of times I’ve heard or read things that are proven to be false, yet are said/written as though they are some irrevocable truth and should determine how we vote. A responsible voter should fact check everything they hear, read, or see on some TV ad. A great place to do this is www.factcheck.org, an award winning, nonpartisan public policy institute that researches rumors and posts a complete analysis of their factuality on the web site. Voting records are also public and appear on most state web sites, including budgets and often the public testimony/minutes of council meetings. Old newspaper articles are also good sources of information. I’ll post a list of the most commonly believed rumors and gossip, along with links to sources that can help unmuddle an amazingly muddled campaign, soon.