P2004 Ballot Access Report - What third party candidates
for President are on the ballots in each of the 50 states? Visit
our ballot access page and find out what choices you'll see on
your November ballot.
White House 2004 - Why bother reinventing the wheel and writing
our own poll tracking page when this excellent page already exists!
To follow the trends in all of the latest polls in the Presidency
2004 race, simply visit this great page.
Vote Smart: Presidential Election 2004 - This site provided
a great directory of the P2000 candidates -- with basic bio information,
issue survey responses, calendar and links -- and is now doing the
same for P2004.
Bush Administration - Information, links and some streaming
video events from one of the nation's leading sources of raw political
television coverage on the current administration. Also be sure to
check out the Road
to the White House section, covering the various Presidential
candidates. Constantly updated.
Access News - This respected publication -- founded in 1985
by Libertarian activist Richard Winger -- tracks the attempts of third
party and independent candidates for various offices to secure ballot
access in the 50 states. The site also tracks changes in the law,
court challenges and other interesting tidbits of third party news
you usually won't find elsewhere. Use this page to stay current on
which third party and independent candidates will and won't appear
on your state's general election ballot in November 2004.
in Action: P2004 - A great site has lots of detailed information
on all of the leading 2004 Presidential candidates -- plus a large
section devoted to the Bush Administration. Very useful -- although
be patient as the pages take a while to load (but it's worth the wait).
- This news blog site covering the 2004 Presidential race is divided
into three parallel blog sections: Democrats, Republicans and Third
Parties. The site has multiple editors, with Dems editing the Dem
section, Republicans editing the GOP blog, etc. Fairly new site, but
shows some good potential.
for Public Integrity: Buying of the President 2004 - Lots
of personal and campaign financial information on the various candidates
and their respective campaign committees.
2004 - A fun site that summarizes Presidential candidate contributions
-- and ranks the success of the candidates -- under three categories:
grassroots donors (the smallest average contributions), fat cat donors
(the largest average contributions), and devotion (the highest average
of repeat donors). Also a cool "money map" by candidate
of where their money is coming from by state and county ... and more.
- Here's a way to pick a candidate based entirely upon the issues.
Interesting, thought provoking, and a lot of fun. It's also rather
informative. Answer the various questions (grouped by topic), click
the button and ... voila ... up pops the stats on which P2004
candidates you agree with the most. The listing of major candidates
will be supplemented with third party nominees later in the election
season. Sponsored by AOL and Time magazine.
- Not a corporate sponsored site, but another good tool for comparing candidate positions on key issues.
Current Electoral Vote Predictor 2004 - Just like the name says, this site give you an easy to read map -- based on the most recent polling trends in each state -- to show where Bush and Kerry are ahead and the electoral vote totals that will result.
Campaign Rhetoric 2004 - Park University Professor and former
journalist Andrew Cline performs detailed analysis of the rhetoric
used in the speeches by President Bush and the various Presidential
candidates. Cline performed a similar task during the 2000 race. Despite
what you might fear (i.e., that it would be a rather dry read), this
can be rather interesting and useful.
of U.S. Presidential Elections - Dave Leip prepared this very
informative site, which provides historic voting results from the
Presidential general elections of 1860-2000 and the 2000 Presidential
primaries. Covers the vote totals for the major party nominees and
the top 2 or 3 third party nominees in each race. Colorful maps and
on Presidential Debates - Established in 1987 by leaders of
the two major parties to ensure that debates remain a permanent part
of every general election, this nonprofit and bipartisan organization
sponsored all the general election debates in 1988, 1992, 1996 and
2000. Their controversial and restrictive participation rules largely
exclude third party candidates (even the major ones) from participating
in these nationally televised debates. One of the groups protesting
these restrictions is DebateThis.org.
Department of State: Foreign Press Center - What is the difference
between a caucus and a primary? How do nominating conventions work?
What about the popular vote versus the electoral college vote? If
you need a better understanding of the American Presidential election
process, check out this informative site. The State Department runs
this site to help inform foreign journalists about how the US political
VicePresidents.com - No one pays much attention to Vice Presidents -- or, at least, they didn't used to -- except for these guys. History, trivia, quotes, bios, and more.