This new iPhone app can tell you in seconds which presidential candidate you actually agree with the most
Picking a political candidate can be an exhausting exercise.
It's hard enough to cut through all the spin and grandstanding so you can figure out where different candidates truly stand on the issues. But once you've done that, you'd still need a detailed spreadsheet to know what percentage of your own political leanings overlap with each presidential hopeful.
That's probably why lots of people just end up voting for the candidate with the most name recognition from their party.
But a new app called Voter is targeting the busy citizen by bringing Tinder-style swiping to the political process. It aims to make understanding the stances of the candidates as easy as answering a few quick questions on a dating app.
Here's how it works.
Voter presents you with a series of issues, which you choose "yes" or "no" on by swiping right or left. When you're done it checks your answers against data points of the candidates — like voting records, speeches, public stances, and finances. Then it tells you how much you agree with each candidate.
I tried it out and here's what it looked like:
First you log in using Facebook.Voter
You get to swipe right...Voter
It first shows you common issues.Voter
If you want more information you can tap on the card...Voter
...and it will show the pros and cons.Voter
You can get matched with a candidate based on "Level 1" questions...Voter
...or you can continue to more nuanced ones.Voter
At the end of "Level 2" you can choose to be matched with a party or a candidate.Voter
The app analyzes the data...Voter
...shows you who you most agree with...Voter
...and who you really don't agree with.Voter
And soon, you'll even be able to go down to the senate level.Voter
Check out the app for yourself at the App Store.
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