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Election 2020: U.S. Election 2020: Fact checking, Polls & News Sources

Fact Checking

With the proliferation of information and communication technologies, Americans today are bombarded with information on a 24/7 basis. On the positive side, interested voters have access to unprecedented amounts on information on the candidates and the issues. On the negative side, voters are also subjected to a great deal of misinformation. Well-informed voters must develop the ability to critically analyze the nonstop flow of "news," both legitimate and bogus.

Fortunately, many organizations regularly fact-check the claims and assertions of the various candidates and political machines. The links below will take you to respected fact-checking sites. 


Throughout the election process, many organizations regularly conduct polls in an attempt to gauge the public mood and predict the election results. The following are among the most respected and cited polling sources.

Debate Transcripts

"Did you hear that?  What did they say?  Really that many, seems like a high number!" 
Search for a transcript of the debate before using any of the fact checking sites. 
Get the exact stated terms, statistics, and names. 
Then search the fact checking sites recommended in the left column.