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flashl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:59 PM
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4. Student Web Site Focuses on Election Issues


By Michael Falcone

Put a few politically motivated Harvard undergrads in a room together and what will they come up with?

In the case of rising Harvard junior Will Ruben, and some friends, the product was a comprehensive election issue Web site, maintained entirely by students, called VoteGopher.com (Well, actually its VoteGopher 2.0)

The ultimate election study guide, as the VoteGopher team calls their site, first went online last fall in time for the presidential primaries, and now it has been revised and updated for the general election.

The site is aimed at younger voters, whose interest in this election has been greater than any other contest in years, and features 25 issue pages comparing the candidates positions side-by-side with text and video. It covers everything from terrorism and homeland security to abortion and stem cell research. The site is non-partisan, and the content is original and written by the students.

VoteGopher 2.0 also includes an interactive My Ballot tool that can help undecided users decide which candidate most closely matches their views on the issues.

NY Times
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