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Did Your Vote Count?

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

Think back to this past Election Day -- you went to the polls, checked in, received a ballot, voted and placed your ballot in the scanner -- bam: you'...

Ignore the Media Conflictinator: 2010 Vote Was Turning Point Against Conservative Doctrine

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Ballot measures get ignored because they don't involve personality, but that's exactly why they're so good at telling us what an election is about. When you look at the measures, you see an overwhelming rejection of conservative doctrine.

How Did You Learn?

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Elections Modernization Bill Won't Get a Vote

Shad Murib | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Shad Murib

On April 21, Speaker of the House Terrance Carroll announced that he would not be introducing the Elections Modernization bill during this session.

Prop 17, Mercury Insurance Claims Mocked In New Ad (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A new advertisement by documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald aims to derail Mercury Insurance Group's efforts to change the rules that ultimately det...

It's Time to Get Judicial Retention Elections Off the Ballot in Illinois

David Orr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Orr

Judicial retention races are a paradox, where too much democracy means no democracy at all. Not a single judge has lost a retention election since 1990.

Signature Gathering Reform: The Most Critical and Immediate Fix to Direct Democracy

Kristina Wilfore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristina Wilfore

Only by implementing solutions to the problems that exist will states be able to provide people with a ballot measure process that works for voters instead of against them.

The Hypocrisy of Bill Maher

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Norman

Bill Maher blasted the Democratic Party for kowtowing to its corporate paymasters, and bemoaned the lack of real liberals on ballots and television.

Oscars: The Star-Studded Stimulus Package We've Been Waiting For

Sally Horchow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sally Horchow

In some ways, this year will be no different: for the die-hard movie fans, fashionistas and slaves to pageantry, these Oscars will deliver.

North Carolina's Undervote Problem

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In Florida's "butterfly ballot" debacle of 2000, voters in Palm Beach County were so confused by the odd layout that many appear to have voted for the...

126 Faulty Absentee Ballots Sent Out In DC

The Washington Post | Nikita Stewart and Hamil R. Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As many as 126 District voters were mailed incorrect absentee ballots in the latest slip-up for the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics, already under ...

Election 2008 Odds and Ends -- Waiting for Missouri and Alaska, Pro-Marijuana Initiatives and More...

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We have had a virtual news blackout on what is going on in the two states we're waiting for -- Missouri's presidential results, and Alaska's senatorial results. Here is what I managed to find out.

Friday Talking Points [54] -- Republican Fossilization

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back to Friday Talking Points. Of course, the big question on everyone's mind right now is: What is going on up in Minnesota? Al Franken is t...

Florida's Early Voting Process Seems Rife For Another Challenge If Election Close

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brian Ross

Most of the poll workers are elderly, and not particularly adept at using the computers. My agent took almost five minutes to find me in the system and issue me a ballot. One woman who exited the polling place after half an hour was apparently dead, even though she looked quite well.

Battle For The West: Colorado 2008 = Florida 2000?

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ryan Rivera

Colorado 2008 = Florida 2000? The Colorado Independent wonders if Colorado will take the crown as the poster child for Election Day dysfunction this ...

Election Law 101: Primary Colors and Hanging Chads in '08 and Beyond

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

So what's going to go wrong at the ballot box this year? What ever happened to those good ol' punch cards and Diebold electronic voting machines?

Cindy Sheehan Makes It On Ballot To Challenge Nancy Pelosi!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Now comes the true test for the progressive movement. Will progressives who vehemently oppose Nancy Pelosi's failed Congressional leadership come forward to help Cindy Sheehan challenge Pelosi for her seat in San Francisco's 8th Congressional District? I know I will.