When it comes to the presidential election, it can be mighty challenging to separate the wheat from the chaff. I'm not talking about the actual candidates (though that poses challenges as well), but rather the onslaught of news, opinion and polling that accompany the whole process. Sometimes it feels like you're standing in a hailstorm of election coverage with an umbrella made of tissue paper.
That's when election fatigue starts to set in. Of course, you want to be an informed voter, so what you need is a way to funnel the coverage, to keep a simple but steady stream of information flowing just where you want it. The best option? Your phone or tablet and one of the nine apps I've rounded up here.
This is an eclectic group, to say the least. In addition to straight-up election-news apps, there's the educational 270toWin, which provides map-based electoral forecasting along with historical maps and an electoral timeline. There's also 2016 Election Central and RealClearPolitics, each promising non-partisan coverage, plus several apps that'll help you keep tabs on the latest polls.
If you already have a favorite news app, chances are good it's serving up plenty of election-oriented coverage, if not a special section devoted to it. But serious news junkies, especially those who enjoy numbers, charts and other raw data, are sure to find their fix in one or more of these apps.