Our staff, interns, and volunteers, have worked together to categorize each piece of data we collect by subject matter and elected official or candidate in all six of our categories: issue positions, voting records, public comments, campaign finances, ratings and biographies.
Political Galaxy, one of our website's tools, converts our immense database on over 40,000 politicians to every citizen’s specific interest.
This is a galaxy containing every political fact that is known or can be known on any politician.
When you ask about an elected official’s vote, on say, government spending, not only does a star light up with the answer but every star in the galaxy that has information related to that issue on that politician also lights up, i.e., every comment made on guns, every contribution related to guns, every rating by gun interest organizations, every issue position take on guns, even any biographical information showing background or experience related to the issue. We even work in the fact checking organizations to include any research where a politician has twisted the facts on that issue.
When we code every bit of data it opens a whole new world for citizens using Vote Smart’s web site. All this is done in a nanosecond. Simply put, just like the Wizard of OZ, it is “All Powerful,” and available free to all of our fellow Americans.
Check out Political Galaxy today, at VoteSmart.org/Galaxy
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