ProPublica and Google release a tipsheet tool for political stories

Whether it’s campaign finance data, congressional voting records, polling, or forecasting, the new Election DataBot from ProPublica and Google News Lab is designed as a tipsheet tool to localize campaign stories.

How does it work?

The DataBot is like an information firehose, gathering information from a range of sources. But apply filters for races by state or district, set up alerts for candidate or committee and watch for new data very 15 minutes when available. The tool also pulls data on congressional voting, though we may have to wait for a new session to see that feature.

Check out this overview video to see more: