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Votes in Congress

This is the definitive website for information about the Electoral College and how it works and for finding electoral votes by state beginning with the election of George Washington. Find answers to such questions as: How does the Electoral College work in my state? What happens if a candidate does not get 270 electoral votes? Identify how electors voted by viewing the Certificates of Ascertainment. Use the Resources page for links to state election sites, teaching materials, and other election sites. -- Best Free Reference, 2012

The U.S. Congress Votes Database documents every vote and member of the House and Senate since 1991. Data is pulled from several sources, including the House clerk, the U.S. Senate and the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress. For the 113th Congress, users can analyze members and votes by various metrics, including caucus affiliations, 2010 margin of victory, and members endorsed by Tea Party Express or Freedom Works during the 2010 campaign. -- website

  • Summary Tables:
  • Voter Turnout 2012
  • Gubernatorial Elections 2011 and 2012
  • Senate Elections 2012
  • House of Representatives Elections 2012
  • U.S. Presidential Elections 2012
  • Voter Turnout by state, 1960-2008
  • County and District Results by State

CQ's magazine on government, commerce, and politics.  You can browse votes by date, by topic, as well as perform floor vote search.  Useful links:  Floor Vote Search,  Browse Votes By Topic, and Browse Votes By Date.  Contains an unbiased, objective and comprehensive week-by-week roundup of virtually all Capitol Hill activity. Votes for a particular piece of legislation are also included in each issue.

Gathers data from the official legislative sites of the 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico; provides hyperlinked source information; and updates data nightly. It offers comparative searches nationwide by subject or by legislator, a browse feature by individual state, and a box for searching hometown addresses. Browsing by state leads to an overview page with links to legislators, committees, recently introduced or passed bills, and sessions covered. Most state data goes back to the 2009 session. Legislator pages are full of information, e.g., committee assignments, bills sponsored, voting records, and excerpts from media. Other features include contact information and district maps. 

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