Hillary Clinton? Ted Cruz? Bernie Sanders? Donald Trump? Google can help you decide


Voting can be hard. Well, not the act itself, but rather, deciding on a candidate. Quite frankly, between political advertisements, news reports, and debates, you can be left very confused. This is true regardless of your political affiliation.

This year is particularly difficult, as there is an outgoing president. In other words, both Republicans and Democrats have candidates to pick. Hillary Clinton? Ted Cruz? Bernie Sanders? Donald Trump? Someone else? Who should you pick? Luckily, Google has your back. The search-giant is aiming to help potential voters find information about the election and candidates.

"To help you learn where candidates stand on the issues that matter to you, you can now find candidate statements on important topics -- such as national security, taxes, and immigration -- right in search results. In addition to seeing direct statements from the candidates -- if they choose to share them -- you'll also see a variety of candidate quotes aggregated from news articles. So now, if you search for a specific candidate ('Ted Cruz') or a specific candidate and issue topic ('Hillary Clinton economic policies') you'll see statements and quotes from the candidate", says Jacob Schonberg, Product Manager, Google.

I find this particularly helpful, as the issues are often glossed over on television. Unfortunately, personalities and sound bites can reign supreme. As someone who is an undecided voter, this will help me find a candidate that is most aligned with my beliefs and thoughts.

Schonberg further says, "tracking what's happening in the primaries and how each candidate is doing state-by-state can be hard. So now when you search for 'primary results' or 'resultados de la elección primaria' you’ll not only see the primary election schedule, but you'll also see live results and an evolving tally of how many delegates each Republican and Democratic nominee has received. This feature works in English and Spanish".

If you leverage Google Now cards, they too will help you with election news. The cards can keep you abreast of schedules and results. In other words, Google can push this content to you -- an awesome feature to prevent forgetting about it.

Will you use Google Search to help you pick a candidate? Tell me in the comments.

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