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Word on the Hill: Election Contest

And Alexa is ready to answer your election questions

Think you know how the presidential election will turn out? How about House and Senate races?

Check out Roll Call’s Election Predictions Contest for a chance to win a $200 American Express gift card.

To participate, predict the overall outcome of this year’s elections, and whoever comes closest to the actual results wins.

Alexa, ask the fact-checkers

Amazon has announced a new feature in its “Amazon Echo” product that can help fact-check the 2016 election.

Share the Facts’ leverages the nation’s most respected fact-checkers — The Washington Post, and PolitiFact — to answer questions about the candidates’ claims, according to a press release from Amazon. For instance, “Alexa, ask the fact-checkers, did Donald Trump oppose the war in Iraq?”

Come Election Day, you can get real-time updates from Alexa with questions like: “Alexa, which states has Trump won?”

Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s actors getting out the vote

House Majority PAC, a super PAC backing House Democrats, announced on Monday a partnership with Patriot Majority USA to air a get-out-the-vote ad featuring “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” stars Melissa Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz. The ad is titled “Time” and will air first in California.

‘Election Do-Over’

Cloakroom is asking users to vote and campaign for or against any candidate from the primaries, plus independents, to find out if we’d still end up with the same nominees in a mock “Election Do-Over.” Between now and Nov. 7, users can support one candidate and campaign against others.

Roll Call Fall Graduate School Fair

Join Roll Call for D.C.’s premier graduate school fair on Oct. 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Park Hotel (520 North Capitol St. NW). You can network with representatives from the best graduate schools in public affairs, politics, business and government. Register here.

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