Fact Check Your Candidates

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.

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