Sometimes during this long ordeal of an election, it can feel like there is no good news to be found, regardless of your political bent or candidate preference. Well, we here at voxgov know how you feel, so we’ve decided to brighten the gloomy electoral clouds with a little sunshine and offer a free peek into our database for election-related material!
What Does this Mean?
We’re now announcing the public release of a searchable database for candidates involved in the 2016 elections. The collection consists of social media and official releases for candidates for all House, Senate and Gubernatorial contests, as well as the Presidential candidates. Anyone can now access our trove of 2016 election-related data and releases, track your favorite races, compare candidates, follow the presidential (and unpresidential) debate on social media. To dive in, go right here.
What Can You Do?
For some analysis and sample searches, check out his post on how many Democratic and Republican candidates talked about the first presidential debate and what was discussed during the presidential nomination conventions. Or take a look at what the two major party presidential candidates are saying about ‘jobs’.
You can search the social media, press releases and other news from both of the two presidential candidates on the Presidential tab. Or take a look at their competing twitter feeds. And track all of the congressional races here.
Searching works as it does in most databases, type in what you want and use boolean terms (AND to find examples of combined terms, OR to find everything that mentions both terms, and use quotes ” to get an exact match).
If you like the election pages, and you and your organization are interested in getting access to our full database of government documents and research tools contact us here.