DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH
For the Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election
For Non-California residents, click here for out-of-state voter guides.
Voter Guides & Election Info for all 58 California Counties
Robyn's Proposition Page and Robyn's Judicial Page
IDEAS FOR DOING YOUR OWN RESEARCH
Choose a Candidate to research.
Choose some key words which are important to you or which may help identify a candidate's world view
progressive, conservative, marriage equality, , abortion, pro-choice, prolife, "white privilege," religious freedom, climate change, education, LGBT, transgender, gun control, Second Amendment, democratic socialism, impeachment, immigration, border, defense, budget, taxes, ...
Google a combination of words that includes:
1) the candidates first and last name, and 2) either the office they are running for or election 2020, and 3) one key word at a time.
Visit the candidate's website for their endorsements and specific positions on issues of concern to you. Facebook posts AND FB and website pictures are sometimes insightful.
Attend local voter forums and/or email the candidate to ask specific questions. Contact information is often found on the candidate websites.
Below are links to online sources that you may find helpful in your research.
Vote Smart – Search by candidate name to find bios, voting records (for incumbents), positions, funding, etc. for federal and state races (not much local information).
iVoterGuide.org For Researching U.S. Congressional Races
iVoterGuide.org provides excellent information for researching congressional candidates. I (Robyn) use it as one of my key tools in researching congressional races. Keep in mind, though, it does not differentiate between candidates on the basis of who actually has a reasonable chance of winning and who does not.
Party Platform Comparison
Is there a difference between the political parties? Yes, there is! In 2018 Family Research Council Action had a direct hand in shaping the most conservative Republican Party platform in modern history. See the difference for yourself and share with others!
SAN DIEGO COUNTY RESOURCE
FamilyVoterInfo - This San Diego area resource provides organizational endorsements for candidates.
Here are independent pro-life recommendations and scorecards of incumbent state and federal legislators.
Californians for Life Voter Guide
CA ProLife Council and Right to Life 2020 Endorsements
CONSERVATIVE SCORECARDS FOR FEDERAL & CALIFORNIA STATE LEGISLATORS
See how Your Representative or U.S. Senator voted on Key Issues
Important - Keep in mind that scoring methods and issues considered vary from scorecard to scorecard. Some scorecards have much tougher rating systems than others.
FRCAction Vote Scorecard 116th Congress
Eagle Forum Scoreboard
CONSERVATIVE SCORECARDS FOR CALIFORNIA STATE LEGISLATORS
See How Your CA State Assembly Member or State Senator voted on Key Issues
CRA Scorecards for the CA State Assembly and State Senate Legislators
Very helpful for checking the voting history of Incumbents.
HELPFUL PRESIDENTIAL COMPARISON CHARTS
Election Forum's 2020 Presidential Election Voter Guide - "Vote Your Beliefs and Values"
This quick and easy-to-use chart compares candidates on 20+ issues!
Presidential Comparison Chart - English
2020 Guía para el Votante de la Elección Presidencial - "Vota por tus creencias y valores"
Presidential Comparison Chart - Español
National Right to Life's Presidential Comparison Chart on Abortion
This chart compares Trump, Weld, Biden, Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg, Bloomberg, and Klobuchar on three important abortion issues.