Middletown  Thrall  Library  Presents ELECTION 2004: Your Online Guide to the U.S. Presidential Election

Meet the Candidates

Click on the following links to learn more about the candidates running for President/Vice President of the United States:

Learn More about the Candidates - at the Library:

Click the links below to locate books and other items about the candidates in our library catalog:

Political Parties of the Candidates

Make an Informed Decision

Before you cast your vote this November, make an informed decision by following news, campaign stops, speeches, and other information provided by the sources below:
  • BBC: Vote USA 2004 - The BBC's online guide to U.S. election coverage.

  • By the People Election 2004 - From PBS (Public Broadcasting Service). This site "brings you in-depth coverage and analysis from our signature programs, as well as tools to research candidates and elections, a roundup of the best election Web sites, and a calendar to keep you current on campaign events."

  • CNN - 2004 Presidential Election Coverage - CNN (Cable News Network) presents updated stories as the U.S. Presidential campaigns unfold.

  • C-SPAN - Streaming audio/video of presidential nomination acceptance speeches and more.

  • Elections 2004 - Annotated links to resources for locating information primarily about federal elections in the United States. Provides links to candidates, campaigns, the election process, policy issues (such as military service and health insurance coverage), historical elections, voting, and related topics. Several resources are accessible only to the University of Michigan community; they are clearly marked. From the Documents Center at the University of Michigan Library.

  • Factcheck.org - "The Annenberg Political Fact Check is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding."

  • The League of Women Voters' DNET - Provides basic information on local, state, and national races. "DNet encourages candidates to address a wider range of issues, and to address them in greater depth, than they might in other media. Candidate issue statements are provided by the candidates themselves, without any outside editing." Please note: Contrary to what you might read at this site, you CANNOT register to vote online in New York State.

  • Project Vote Smart - "As a national library of factual information, Project Vote Smart covers your candidates and elected officials in five basic categories: biographical information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances and interest group ratings."

  • Yahoo News Election 2004 - Updated election coverage from major news media sources.

Voter Registration - Information & Initiatives

Learn More about Elections

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