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8 Resources to Stay on Top of All of the 2016 Presidential Election News

8 Resources to Stay on Top of All of the 2016 Presidential Election News

This is likely one of the most confusing US elections in history, both for US citizens and for those who are watching from other parts of the world. There are so many things going on, and even one candidate has dropped out of the race and is supporting another candidate. So, how do you stay on top of all of the 2016 election news? You use these eight resources that will help you to track this presidential election.

1. Rock the Vote

If you are old enough to vote, you need to get out there and do your part. Millennials are the largest living generation of US citizens, and they have the power to decide what happens in the next election. If you are millennial, you need to check out this website and learn how your voice can be heard on Election Day.

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    2. Real Clear Politics

    Get all of the election 2016 presidential polls information you need to know about. Find election polls, state polls, president polls, senate polls, house polls, governor polls, approval polls, and more. There are also loads of great videos and articles that will keep you informed about this election.

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      3. The Guardian Election 2016

      This is your place to find daily news coverage on Election 2016 by The Guardian. Find daily news, commentary, live results, long reads, and much more. Learn what other Americans have to say about the candidates, the issues, and what they would like to see in the next POTUS. There is even a delegate tracker so you can track who is winning the nomination for each party.

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        4. CNN Politics 2016 Election

        Everything you need to know, including the most up-to-date information about the candidates and the election, can be found here. Check out all of the 2016 campaign videos, articles, news videos, and more. You can also enjoy the CNN 2016 Election Center, and download the CNN Politics app. Be sure to check out some well-written editorials that discuss the issues and the candidates in great detail.

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          5. US Election Odds

          If you want to see predictors and indicators in chart form to get a really good idea of what is going on in this election, this website has just what you are looking for. You will be able to see the chance each candidate has of winning, and their chances have been tracked for you since day one. Make sure that you subscribe to the news update, so you can get all of the latest election news when it happens.

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            6. 270ToWin: 2016 Presidential Election Map

            You can use this interactive map to create your very own 2016 election forecast. You can create specific match-ups, and all you have to do is click on a party or the names that are near the electoral vote counter. Map Options will let you set the amount of available ratings or colors that are used in your map.

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              7.  The New York Times: Who is Running for President?

              Would you like to learn about all of the candidates who threw their hats into the ring this year? While we are only hearing about the main candidates, there were many others who quite possibly should have also been in the running. This column by the New York Times will show you exactly who is still running, and who was running at the beginning of the process.

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                8. BallotPedia

                This site is referred to as the “encyclopedia of American politics”. Pages include “on the trail”, “on the issues”, “political savvy”, “recent news”, and a whole lot more. Get all the information you need on the federal, state, and local level, find out about public policy, and find out what happened in each debate.

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                  7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

                  7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

                  Some people will have a rain cloud hanging over them, no matter what the weather is outside. Their negative attitude is toxic to your own moods, and you probably feel like there is little you can do about it.

                  But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

                  If you want to effectively deal with negative people and be a champion of positivity, then your best route is to take definite action through some of the steps below.

                  1. Limit the time you spend with them.

                  First, let’s get this out of the way. You can be more positive than a cartoon sponge, but even your enthusiasm has a chance of being afflicted by the constant negativity of a friend.

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                  In fact, negativity has been proven to damage your health physically, making you vulnerable to high levels of stress and even cardiac disease. There’s no reason to get hurt because of someone else’s bad mood.

                  Though this may be a little tricky depending on your situation, working to spend slightly less time around negative people will keep your own spirits from slipping as well.

                  2. Speak up for yourself.

                  Don’t just absorb the comments that you are being bombarded with, especially if they are about you. It’s wise to be quick to listen and slow to speak, but being too quiet can give the person the impression that you are accepting what’s being said.

                  3. Don’t pretend that their behavior is “OK.”

                  This is an easy trap to fall into. Point out to the person that their constant negativity isn’t a good thing. We don’t want to do this because it’s far easier to let someone sit in their woes, and we’d rather just stay out of it.

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                  But if you want the best for this person, avoid giving the false impression that their negativity is normal.

                  4. Don’t make their problems your problems.

                  Though I consider empathy a gift, it can be a dangerous thing. When we hear the complaints of a friend or family member, we typically start to take on their burdens with them.

                  This is a bad habit to get into, especially if this is a person who is almost exclusively negative. These types of people are prone to embellishing and altering a story in order to gain sympathy.

                  Why else would they be sharing this with you?

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                  5. Change the subject.

                  When you suspect that a conversation is starting to take a turn for the negative, be a champion of positivity by changing the subject. Of course, you have to do this without ignoring what the other person said.

                  Acknowledge their comment, but move the conversation forward before the euphoric pleasure gained from complaining takes hold of either of you.

                  6. Talk about solutions, not problems.

                  Sometimes, changing the subject isn’t an option if you want to deal with negative people, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be positive.

                  I know that when someone begins dumping complaints on me, I have a hard time knowing exactly what to say. The key is to measure your responses as solution-based.

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                  You can do this by asking questions like, “Well, how could this be resolved?” or, “How do you think they feel about it?”

                  Use discernment to find an appropriate response that will help your friend manage their perspectives.

                  7. Leave them behind.

                  Sadly, there are times when we have to move on without these friends, especially if you have exhausted your best efforts toward building a positive relationship.

                  If this person is a family member, you can still have a functioning relationship with them, of course, but you may still have to limit the influence they have over your wellbeing.

                  That being said, what are some steps you’ve taken to deal with negative people? Let us know in the comments.

                  You may also want to read: How to Stop the Negative Spin of Thoughts, Emotions and Actions.

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