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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 leg...

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-backe...

GOP Celebrates Advancement Of Voting Rights They've Undermined

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics

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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 | 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 | 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 06.12.2015 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

More Than 18 Million Voters Have Voted In The Midterm Elections Already

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Nov. 4 about advance voting in the 2014 midterm elections, The Associated Press reported erroneously that more than 506,00...

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.

More People Voting Early In 10 States Than In 2010

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — More people have voted early in at least 10 states than in 2010, and Republicans and Democrats alike say the numbers show they have t...

Voting Rights -- And Voting Wrongs

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.01.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

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

Millions Of Early Votes Already Cast

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Early votes soared past 15 million across 31 states on Friday, an outpouring that is giving hopeful Republicans as well as nervous...

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...

Early Voting Entering Final Stretch

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 12.26.2014 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

The last week of early voting -- and the last week before the election -- is upon us. As of Sunday, Oct. 26 over 7.6 million people have voted. If past patterns hold true, the number of voters will ramp up at an increasing rate.

Democrats Try To Regain Lost Votes Outside Cities

AP | By BILL BARROW | Posted 12.25.2014 | Politics

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — In an arena usually reserved for rodeos and livestock shows, Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn told a boisterous crowd she...