Last updated on May 10th, 2020 at 03:05 pm
These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate Electoral-Vote.com Left Biased based on story selection that favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Netherlands 4/180
According to their about page Electoral-Vote.com was founded in 2004 by Andrew S. Tanenbaum (The Votemaster), a professor of computer science at the Vrije Universiteit. The purpose of the website is to closely track state polling for a clearer picture on election polls. Electoral-Vote has their own established methodology. Along with polling, the website also reports on political news.
Funded by / Ownership
The owner of the website is Andrew S. Tanenbaum, who is a member of Democrats Abroad, and generally supports Democratic candidates for office. The website is funded through donations.
Analysis / Bias
Electoral-Vote.com’s primary mission is to compile election polling data and combine them to create statistical averages through their methodology. They use a combination of local state polling and national polls to formulate their numbers.
Electoral-Vote.com also reports news with a strong left wing bias. Most stories favor the left through wording and story selection such as this: This Week’s Swamp News: Zinke Is in Trouble. Electoral-Vote.com typically sources all of their information from credible sources such as Politico, CNBC and the Washington Post. Further, a factual search reveals they have never failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Electoral-Vote.com Left Biased based on story selection that favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 6/24/2018) Updated (11/19/2019)