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Congress: Protect Every American's Right To Vote This November

Dale Ho | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Dale Ho

This year, we will hold the first presidential election in 50 years without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act. Not coincidentally, 17 states will have new restrictions on voting in effect that were not in place during the last presidential election.

Federal Court Rules Ohio Voting Restrictions Are Unconstitutional

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Ohio’s cutbacks to early voting are unconstitutional and violate the Voting Rights Act because they give African-...

Outrage Over New York's Terrible Voting Laws Could Actually Do Some Good

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics

Complaining about voting in New York is like kvetching about the G train or about overly aggressive costumed characters in Times Square -- everyone ag...

New Poll Reveals the Trouble With Voting in 2016, and How to Fix It

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
Craig Newmark

It's up to all of us to ensure the integrity of our voting process by getting registered, speaking up against voter ID laws and the attack on voting rights, and encouraging everyone to vote, regardless of ethnicity or gender.

Voting Laws Are Still Up In The Air In These States

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics

With just about 10 months until Election Day, ongoing courtroom battles over voting restriction have made it so that we still don’t know exactly whe...

Chris Christie Vetoes Election Reform Bill In New Jersey

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) vetoed a package of election reforms passed by the state's Democrat-controlled legislature Monday, arguing the legi...

Obama Calls Out GOP For Backing Voting Rights In Theory, But Not In Practice

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a White House event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, President Barack Obama criticized Republican-backed...

GOP Celebrates Advancement Of Voting Rights They've Undermined

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the 50th anniversary of the landmark Voting Rights Act, Republicans suggested that the party supports the exact types of voting acces...

Until We Renew the VRA, the Confederate Flag, Still Symbolic, Flies Over the Nation

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Rep. Hank Johnson

The Confederate Battle flag -- an emblem of hate, bigotry and racism -- was lowered in South Carolina earlier this month. While taking down this banner of oppression is a good step, it's really nothing more than a symbolic gesture.

Samantha Lachman

What's At Stake In The Trial Over North Carolina Voting Restrictions

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

When Army Spc. Timothy Patillo, 26, returned to Fort Bragg after an overseas deployment a month before the 2014 elections, he went to a North Carolina...

Samantha Lachman

Chris Christie Looks Likely To Veto New Jersey Voting Reforms

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) appears likely to veto a package of election reforms aimed at improving the state's sparse voter turn...

Campaign Preview? Clinton and Christie Spar Over Early Voting in New Jersey

Yael Bromberg | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Yael Bromberg

Christie now argues that he opposes in-person early voting because it "increase[s] the opportunities for fraud." He offers no evidence to back that assertion, however, probably because there's none available.

Samantha Lachman

Attempts To Limit Voting Rights Stunted As Efforts To Enhance Voting Access Prevail

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A number of state legislatures are adjourning, and supporters of expanded access to the ballot box may be sighing in relief as they see ...

Samantha Lachman

Nevada GOP Moves To Limit Early Voting On Sundays, Weeknight Evenings

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

A Nevada state Senate committee has introduced legislation that would eliminate early voting on Sundays and restrict counties' abilities to set their ...

Don't Give Away Your Power on April 7

Andrea L. Zopp | Posted 05.23.2015 | Chicago
Andrea L. Zopp

From now until April 7, we have the power to push both candidates to give specific answers. After you get the questions you want answered, you must take the final step and cast your ballot.

Samantha Lachman

Bill To Shorten Early Voting Period Advances In State Legislature

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An extra day of voting access at some Georgia polls in 2014 may have inadvertently backfired, as Republican state legislators push a bil...

Samantha Lachman

These States Are Actually Considering Ways To Make Voting More Convenient

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- November's midterm election meant grappling with new voter identification requirements, cutbacks to early voting and the elimination of ...

Samantha Lachman

Supreme Court Asked To Hear Voter ID Case As Crucial Year For Voting Rights Commences

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A team of legal advocates for voting rights on Wednesday filed a petition to the Supreme Court asking it to hear a case concerning Wisco...

North to Alaska: Images of Election 2014 in Native Villages

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 01.28.2015 | Good News
Stephanie Woodard

Voter turnout shot up in Togiak and throughout Native Alaska this year, thanks to the increased availability of early voting, improved language assistance for traditional-language speakers and ballot measures Natives strongly supported.

Samantha Lachman

Believe It Or Not, The Election Had Good News For Voting Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Voters in Missouri and Montana delivered victories for voting access Tuesday, even as some voters elsewhere were disenfranchised by rest...

Early Voting Pulling Into the Station

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

It's now possible to see how states are faring in their early vote compared to 2010. More than 17 million people have voted in the 2014 election. As the early vote pulls into the station, it is time to interpret the meaning of these numbers.

Voting Rights -- And Voting Wrongs

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.01.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

They don't want you voting. So vote!!!

Early Voting Numbers Look Good for Democrats

The New York Times | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

Democratic efforts to turn out the young and nonwhite voters who sat out the 2010 midterm elections appear to be paying off in several Senate battlegr...

The Ballot Box Is the Great Equalizer for Workers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

American workers are facing significant challenges. Whether it's low pay, a system that favors corporations over citizens, a gender wage gap, the effects of unfair trade or a voting system that hampers the most disadvantaged among us, these problems are real. But will those affected the most bother to do something about it?

Where To Vote For Election Day 2014

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

Election Day 2014 is almost here, and the tool below, created by The Pew Charitable Trusts in partnership with Google, can help you figure out where t...