Stump the Geeks: Technology helps to create more informed voters

From The News & Observer:

While the candidates are busy arguing over whether voters are better off now than four years ago, developers and open government advocates are working to make sure the answer is yes – at least when it comes to access to political information.

With an exploding interest in new campaign finance rules and the spread of powerful computing technology, voters have more access than ever before to the information they need to make informed decisions about political candidates. But despite these advances, trying to distinguish truth from talking points is still very much an arms race.