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Websites are an increasingly important part of how people seek out political information. Many political scientists believe that the web provides diverse new sources of information. However, some research suggests that the structure of the web promotes a winners-take-all pattern wherein a few sites on any topic receive the bulk of the attention. By building software to analyze the links between webpages on a topic, I am able to demonstrate the latter pattern on four political issues. When analyzing the top sites on each issue, I find that traditional sources of information are outnumbered by web-only sources with formats that allow user participation.