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Disenfranchisement

How Can Trump Accuse Democrats Of Stealing The Election? He'd Do It Himself.

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

There was absolutely no in-person voter fraud in the state. None. But that doesn't matter because when Republicans like Trump cheat, they think everyone else cheats too.

Friday Talking Points -- Lucifer or a Joe McCarthy-Dracula Love Child?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Boy, it isn't every day you get to write a headline like that! But those are the kinds of feelings Ted Cruz seems to bring out in everyone -- left, right, and center.

WATCH: Who's to Blame for the Five Hour Long Voting Lines in Arizona?

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 03.24.2016 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

In a TMFS sketch, we attack the five hour plus long wait to vote in Maricopa County, Arizona.

Our Greatest Weapon Against ISIS Is Compassion, Not Justice

Kenneth Davis | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Kenneth Davis

The biggest threat to us now is not further attacks from ISIS, but our leaders giving in to fear and anger by ramping up military and security. Our greatest weapon is not justice, but compassion. Acts of war will get us nowhere. They will only take us further away from a unified world of peace.

Women's Right to Vote as the Downfall of Democracy

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

Surely every American knows that women have the same decision-making capacity as men, and that our right to participate in elections was long overdue. Don't they?

Millions Of Convicts Would Get Restored Voting Rights Under New Bill

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

Millions of Americans whose past felony convictions forbid them from casting ballots may regain voting rights under a bill introduced this week in Con...

Lydia O'Connor

California's Former Prisoners Often Don't Know They Can Vote, Study Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

With severe overcrowding, abuse allegations and controversial sentencing laws, California’s prison system is a knotty political topic that often app...

The Republican Party's Cynical Electoral Philosophy

Sean McElwee | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Sean McElwee

If Republicans have their way, we'll eventually be back to the days of the poll tax and the literacy test, where the votes of blacks, youth and the poor simply don't count.

Why 'We're Not About to Turn Around': Honoring Martin Luther King's Fight for Voting Rights

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

The newly filed legislation to repair the Voting Right Act and stop the flood of voter suppression is both possible and realistic. The League of Women Voters believes it is crucial for Congress to act swiftly to repair the Voting Rights Act and protect the voting rights of Americans everywhere.

Jailing The Homeless A Step In The Wrong Direction

Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

Jail is now the answer for homeless people found sleeping on the streets in Tampa. Following the passage of the city's new ordinance, many protestors ...

Saki Knafo

‘Same Face With A Different Mask': Jim Crow's New Look

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.25.2013 | Black Voices

This article is part of a Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America. To read more, click here. By most standards, Desmond Meade ...

Want Justice For Trayvon Martin? Legalize Drugs

Russ Belville | Posted 09.14.2013 | Crime
Russ Belville

This isn't about the marijuana in Trayvon's system -- irrelevant -- but the racism in our justice system that is perpetuatued by the War on Drugs.

Wendy Davis for Texas

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The future of Texas will not be found in voices who prefer a Texas in which Hispanics are second-class citizens when they seek to vote and women are second class citizens when they seek to live their lives as they choose and seek a good job and a fair wage.

2013: Make-or-Break Year for Voting Rights

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

Not one, but two critical voting rights cases will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this year. The Court's decisions will set the framework for election efforts for decades to come.

Guess What 1 Out of 10 Floridians Can't Do on Election Day?

Kabira Stokes | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Kabira Stokes

I love voting. Voting is a real, tangible action that reminds me what democracy is all about - everyone having a voice, everyone participating. So it is no surprise that I don't love when people aren't allowed to vote.

WATCH: 2 Chainz Teaches Ex-Felons How To Get Their Voting Rights Back

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 10.24.2012 | Black Voices

Some 5.85 million Americans will likely be barred from voting on Nov. 6, not because of voter ID restrictions but because of the myriad laws that dise...

Dan Froomkin

Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Now In Hands Of State's Partisan High Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

The legal team fighting Pennsylvania's restrictive new voter identification law asked the state's Supreme Court on Thursday to at least postpone until...

Janell Ross

WATCH: Police Shootings, Riots Expose Town's Fault Lines

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 09.12.2012 | Latino Voices

Manuel Diaz lay in the grass outside an Anaheim, Calif., apartment building last weekend, face-down and twitching with a police bullet in the back of ...

Could Voter Suppression Laws Suppress Republican Votes?

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The targets of these Republican voter ID laws are two large demographics which have been voting overwhelmingly Democratic: minorities and young people. But there's another massive group of people who will also be affected by the new laws: the elderly.

Public Opinion on Voter ID Laws: Strong Support, Shaky Foundation

David C. Wilson | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
David C. Wilson

The latest public opinion poll I've conducted with colleagues at the University of Delaware's Center for Political Communication (CPC) finds that Americans strongly support voter identification laws. But we also find that support for the laws depends on how they are presented to the public.

The Wall Street Journal's Hit Piece on Eric Holder

William K. Black | Posted 08.01.2012 | Media
William K. Black

The Wall Street Journal's editorial denouncing "Holder's Racial Incitement" is so foul and tendentious about Holder's comments, America, and the partisan effort to deprive American citizens of one their most precious rights -- the right to vote -- that it compels response.

Arin Greenwood

Adrian Parsons Plans Hunger Strike For D.C. Voting Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.07.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Adrian Parsons, still wearing the blue bracelet from his arrest Sunday for defending Occupy DC's barn from Park Police, is sitting at Sa...

Are White People Disenfranchised?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 07.14.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

Recently, I received some hate mail from a white supremacist. It's a rare, but not unprecedented occurrence. Her sentiments were ignorant and bizarre...

America's Disenfranchisement Scandal

Sasha Abramsky | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
Sasha Abramsky

Rick Scott and Terry Branstad's actions are a slap in the face to democracy activists countrywide. Making it harder for citizens to vote ought never to be a legitimate policy goal for state or federal leaders.

Taking our Democracy to the Next Level -- in Virginia

Mike Signer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Signer

Disenfranchisement laws that date back to our Jim Crow era currently prevent at least one in five African-American men from voting in Virginia.