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Ballot Access

Third Parties in America: When Will the Media Become Democratic?

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 10.24.2016 | Politics
Mitchell J. Rabin

The lockdown on 3rd Party candidates and Democracy is further exemplified by the concession of the Presidential debates by the League of Women Voters to the Commission on Presidential Debates.

Two-Party Stranglehold: Alternative Voting Models to Open Up Electoral Process

Michele Swenson | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Michele Swenson

The erosion of democracy and the narrowing of electoral choice in the U.S. are detrimental to most any issue, from the economy and health care to foreign wars.

Rauner Camp Brings A Gun To A Petition Fight

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
Doug Ibendahl

Friday, August 22 was a very bad day for GOP gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner. He lost on two fronts.

How Those Names Get On Your Ballot

Ariel Chesler | Posted 08.17.2013 | New York
Ariel Chesler

Candidates know about it. Election lawyers know about it. Political insiders do too. Yet, I've learned over the past few years that in this otherwise politically savvy town, ballot access still remains foreign to many.

Yelp for Democracy!

Archon Fung | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Archon Fung

To guarantee the right to vote, many more Americans must take responsibility for fixing our voting system.

Paul Blumenthal

Pelosi, House Dems Issue Campaign Dare To GOP | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Democratic leadership stepped out of the Capitol on Wednesday to offer their full support for a package of proposed electoral ...

Arizona Bill Would Result in Green Presidential Primary With No Green Candidates

Dave Maass | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Dave Maass

An election-reform bill working its way through the Arizona legislature would set next-to-impossible hurdles for Green candidates hoping to win their party's presidential nomination.

Jon Ward

'Rubicon Of Downtime' Awaits GOP Candidates Who Endure | Jon Ward | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- Even before news leaked out Sunday that Newt Gingrich's campaign is having trouble gathering enough signatures to get the candidate...

Sam Stein

Bloomberg Camp Still Prepping For White House Bid | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With John McCain's ascendancy as the Republican frontrunner, and the Democratic primary appearing far from resolved, political observers say New York ...