Interactive Tools Help with Presidential Election
Websites and an application offer a 21st century perspective on the battle for the country's highest office.
Still undecided about who you're going to vote for? Or just want to check out the different options? We've found a few interactive gadgets and tools to keep you informed and help you make some sense of the 2012 presidential political season.
USA Today's Political Ad Tracker
Working with FactCheck.org, you get to watch all the commercials, then rate them based on whether you believe them truthful or useful. FactCheck also gives their opinion of the ads and how they may have an impact on how you vote.
There's An App for That
And here it is! The New York Times has created an app for iPhones and Android platforms so you don't miss a single thing!
USA Today's Candidate Match Game
Through a series of questions, you can figure out where President Obama and Governor Romney stand on issues, which are important to you and which are merely a "meh".
The New York Times Electoral Map
This is a very cool interactive state-by-state map in the primary red and blue colors that allows you to work through the different scenarios based on previous elections and upcoming trends.
ProPublica's PAC Track
Who is giving how much to which candidate through non-profit organizations? Not so very interactive, but some really interesting information for those who are prone to look intently at SuperPAC spending.
270toWin 2012 Presidential Map
Another state-by-state view of how the votes will fall to keep you updated as we get closer to the election.