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Open Secrets-James Misercola

The 2016 United States Presidential Election was a historic one on many fronts. The 2 candidates Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton came from drastically different political backgrounds. Donald Trump was the 1st Presidential candidate to not come from a political background. Hillary Clinton was the 1st woman to run for President. Donald Trump defied the odds and won the 2016. U.S. Presidential Election. Below are some questions and answered questions about the candidates, and the election.


Both candidates have been accused of being corrupt and accepting bribes during or before the election. Clinton was investigated by the FBI during the election for storing classified federal emails on a private serve. Trump was sued multiple times during and after the election. He had to settle his Trump University case for $25 Million after the election ended. The following website OpenSecrets.Org  has covered United States elections starting with the 1996 U.S. Presidential Election, all the way to the Present Day.







Name of Site: Open Secrets 

What it has data about: Open Secrets covers and has data about the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, Influence & Lobbying,  News & Analysis, Outside Spending, Congressional Elections, Dark Money, Expenditures, Congressional Committees, the Trump Administration, and more.

What time period it covers: Open Secrets covers the time periods from the 1996 U.S. Election all the way to the Present Day.

What geographical area it covers: Open Secrets covers The United States of America geographical area.

For which of Factistan’s issues it has relevant data for: Open Secrets has relevant data pertaining to Factistan’s issue of  Elections and Politics.

Who collected it: The Center for Responsible Politics launched the sites, and collects the data for Open Open About Page.


How they collected it: Open Secrets collects their data using surveys and mathematical charts. \

How they presented it: Open Secrets presents their data using graphs and charts.

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