Reddit is a great place to learn and discuss all kinds of topics, and that applies to politics as well.
In fact, the platform may be the source for following the 2016 Presidential race that you need but have yet to tap into. Reddit is full of news and civil discussion related to the debates, political parties, candidates and the election in general. Below are some of the best subreddits, or Reddit communities, you can use to decipher and discuss the race.
With more than three million subscribers, it’s Reddit’s largest community specifically for sharing news related to U.S. politics. Here you’ll find links to recent news articles and videos, which must be original sources and be posted with their original headlines. On Saturdays only, users post self-posts, which are discussion threads rather than links.
Here, you can ask whatever politics-related questions are on your mind and read answers to others like, “How viable would it be for Trump or Sanders to create an independent party if they lose their respective nomination attempts?” and “Can the Executive branch accomplish what Bernie Sanders wants to accomplish by itself?
It’s another general political community, but this one has zero subreddit rules—something rare on Reddit.
4. r/SandersForPresident, r/HillaryClinton, r/TheDonald, r/TedCruzForPresident, r/MartinOMalley, r/MarcoRubio and other candidate-focused subreddits
Although there is plenty of news and discussion, these subreddit are communities rallying around their respective candidates. Much like the thriving Bernie Sanders community on Tumblr, users subscribed to these forums rally support, fundraise and post important information regarding the campaigns.
This subreddit is a place for all news related to the Democrats. Bashing Democrats is not allowed.
Obviously, this subreddit is for sharing pro-Republican news.
Memes, political cartoons—you name it. Anything that is both humorous and political fits the bill for this subreddit.
This community is for self-posts only—no links allowed. Here, users (of all parties and opinions) discuss anything and everything related to U.S. politics.
These subreddits are all great places for reading up on and discussing these various political belief categories. Not all of the content is specifically related to the presidential race (although much of it is), but nevertheless, understanding these lines of thinking is important for politics.