Facebook launches feature to keep up with candidates


WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) — In this day in age of technology, there are many resources to keep up with candidates on the ballot.

With the click of a button on the Facebook app, users can now check out candidate profiles before heading to the polls.

Some may call the midterm elections the most intense yet, as candidates race for a seat in office.

In Wisconsin, we have seen months of campaigning from both sides.

Democrat Tony Evers is running for governor against incumbent Scott Walker.

The race for the senate seat pits republican Leah Vukimir against Tammy Baldwin.

Now, with the help of Facebook, candidates are taking an extra step to remind you of what they stand for.

You can log onto your Facebook app, click on the right button, then click onto the 2018 Election tab.

The new feature will show you candidates for numerous offices.

You can find videos from politicians in your area based on your zip code.

In the app, Walker said, “We made historic investments in schools still lowered property taxes we spend broad band axes and froze college tuition.”

Evers explains why he is most qualified for the position. “I am most qualified to hold office because of my background as a teacher and a principal and now as a state superintendent of public instruction in the state of Wisconsin,” said Evers.

In Badwin’s video, she said, “For the past six years I have worked across the aisle to get buy America rules passed and to protect pre existing condition coverage.”

For those candidates, like Leah Vukimir, who don’t have videos posted, the feature will still lead you to their Facebook pages to get more information.

Facebook also created a ‘War Room’ ahead of this year’s election set up to combat fake political news when it is posted on the site.

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