because of the staggering amount of incredible information that has been flying around during this presidential election, I want to encourage everyone - if you actually care about this election, one way or the other, check out claims being made by both parties at places like www.snopes.com and www.factcheck.org, which are independent sites that research all kinds of things, from urban legends to political claims, to determine if there is any truth to them. please make a well-informed decision at least, whatever it is. don't vote based on the email forwards your aunt sends you every day, or even the claims made by the political candidates in the debates. make a little bit of effort to check into them and see what is really true and what is not. Whichever way you vote, at least have a really good reason for it, please.