Nonpartisan ProCon.org Launches 2016 Presidential Election Website Compares Candidates, Tracks Position Changes, Provides Comprehensive Voter Resources

Nov 10, 2015, 07:32 ET from ProCon.org

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ProCon.org (online at www.procon.org), the nation's leading source for pros and cons of controversial issues, released its highly anticipated 2016 Presidential Election website, http://2016election.procon.org. The site explores the 2016 presidential election candidates and where they stand on key issues.

The ProCon.org research staff has compiled candidate stances on 20 key issues, with at least 50 more issues to follow. Positions are listed as Pro, Con, or Not Clearly Pro or Con, based on historical and other public records, direct quotes, videos, position statements and questionnaires. If a candidate has changed positions, the current and former positions are shown.

ProCon.org provides sources for each quote, candidate biographies, FEC filings, party history, and unique research projects including:

2016 Presidential Election Candidate Quiz - Answer the same questions asked of the candidates and see a dynamic, often surprising, real-time ranking of which candidates best matched your responses.

Side-by-Side Comparisons on Key Issues - Compare 2016 presidential candidate positions on the issues at a glance.

Differences in Conservative and Liberal Brains - Read 20 peer-reviewed studies concluding that liberals and conservatives are physiologically different.

Did You Know? - Discover little known facts about US presidential elections.

Candidate Finances - View funds raised, funds spent, and funds remaining according to the latest FEC data.

ProCon.org President and Managing Editor, Kamy Akhavan, said "We make it easy for the public. We ask clear questions, get each candidate's most relevant response, and display those responses in simple pro and con columns.  Plus we are free, nonpartisan, take no ads, and are transparent so anyone can see that our only agenda is to inform without bias."

The ProCon.org 2012 Presidential Election website was hailed by the New York Times as "the most comprehensive teaching tool for researching the candidate's stance on issues." ("Great Free Websites for Teaching Election," Sep. 5, 2012.) It received more than 5 million page views and had over 650,000 election quiz takers before Election Day in 2012.

Jay Rakow, CEO of ProCon.org, said: "We are thrilled to serve the public again this year with our unbiased voter information site. With candidates and PACs spending millions on political ads, and an avalanche of misleading and biased information, ProCon.org lets people separate fact from spin."

Republicans (Bush, Carson, Christie, Cruz, Fiorina, Graham, Huckabee, Kasich, Paul, Rubio, and Trump), Democrats (Clinton, O'Malley, and Sanders), third party candidates (after the nominating conventions for the Libertarian, Green, and Constitution parties in 2016), and independent candidates who meet the inclusion criteria appear on the website.

For more information visit the ProCon.org 2016 election website at http://2016election.procon.org.

About ProCon.org

ProCon.org (www.procon.org) is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2004, whose mission is to encourage critical thinking, respectful debate, and informed citizenship.  ProCon.org has more than 20,000,000 annual readers. Information is presented on 54 different ProCon.org issue websites in subjects ranging from alternative energy, gay marriage, and medical marijuana to the death penalty, immigration, and physician-assisted suicide.

ProCon.org is free of charge, requires no registration, and has been used by educators in more than 6,500 schools in all 50 states and 80 foreign countries.

ProCon.org is widely used and cited by mainstream media, including: The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, BBC, Slate, Daily Beast, Forbes, The Atlantic, and USAToday.

For information about ProCon.org, please contact:
Kamy Akhavan, President & Managing Editor
kamy@procon.org
310-587-1407

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