November 5, 2024, will be a very important day in U.S. history. Voters in the United States will go to the polls to cast ballots in elections on the federal, state, and local levels—including for president and Congress—and, in doing so, will help decide the nation’s future. Even before then, voters will choose the party nominees through the primary and caucus contests that will get under way in early 2024.
In an era when an overwhelming amount of disinformation exists to cloud the judgment of many American voters during election seasons, students and patrons researching the candidates and their positions need access to trustworthy, regularly updated data to stay on top of what’s really happening. If researchers at your institution are getting an early jump on the 2024 election, start them off on the right foot. Point them toward the go-to resource for context and background on key issues and events in the news for more than 80 years—World News Digest.
World News Digest’s 2024 Elections Guide
World News Digest‘s 2024 Elections Guide provides a vital resource, bringing together in one place everything students and researchers need to know about the 2024 election. Get the details on:
- Candidates: Learn the basics about the candidates who are running, including their ages, backgrounds, and government experience.
- Debates: Watch video clips of key moments of each debate and find out how long each candidate spoke.
- Fund-raising: Find out which candidates are raising the most campaign funds, how much each has spent, and who has the most cash on hand.
- Primaries and Caucuses: See the schedule for each state’s Democratic and Republican primary and caucus.
- And more…with much more to come as the election heats up!
The Elections Guide combines original content with statistics from authoritative sources including the Federal Election Commission, RealClearPolitics, and The New York Times, all presented dynamically through interactive charts, maps, and timelines. Plus, a handy “Get the Data” option allows users to export the data into Excel.
The link to the 2024 Elections Guide can be found in the top right corner of the homepage. As the election heats up, more information will be added—be sure to come back often!
Compare and Contrast Data with Past Elections
If your researchers want to get a better sense of how the 2024 election compares with past elections, guide them toward World News Digest’s U.S. Presidential Elections section, which compiles news articles, photographs, primary sources, and more for each presidential election from 1940 to 2020, plus a 2020 Elections Guide so students can compare and contrast the details of 2020’s elections with those of 2024.
What Is World News Digest?
Presenting more than eight decades of authoritative news summaries and background articles, World News Digest contains a wealth of material and a dynamic interface that makes it easy to explore the events that shape our world. For more than 80 years, World News Digest has been a go-to resource for context and background on key issues and events in the news. News sources, governments, and organizations including ABC News, CNN, Fox News, the game show Jeopardy!, the Rand Corporation, and the parliament of Canada all rely on World News Digest for a broader view of the issues that matter today.
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