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Democrats Try To Regain Lost Votes Outside Cities

AP | By BILL BARROW | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics

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

Dana Liebelson

North Carolina Fights To Take Voting Site Away From Pesky College Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

Early voting starts Thursday in North Carolina, even as the state has pushed to move early voting sites farther away from college campuses. The Rep...

Make Your Election Day Game Plan!

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 10.22.2014 | Impact
Elisabeth MacNamara

These elections are about our jobs, our health, our communities, our security and our future. These elections affect all of us; it is critical to weigh in on that issues that matter most to you!

Georgia Democrats Urge Residents 'To Prevent Another Ferguson' By Voting Early

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

Georgia's Democratic party has a message for voters: Cast your ballot early if you don't want to see a repeat of the fatal shooting of a black, unarme...

Michelle Obama Asks Students To Vote Early

AP | By KYLE POTTER and RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama stumped for Democrats in Iowa and Minnesota Tuesday, calling on the young and minority voters who power...

Obama Casts His Ballot Early In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama voted Monday in the midterm elections, joining hundreds of thousands of Americans who have also taken advantage of early voting...

Early Voting Rounding the Bend

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

With early voting in full swing, more than 1.9 million people have cast a ballot in the 2014 midterm elections. I track early voting statistics here. Predictably, dueling spin about early voting has emerged from the Democratic and Republican camps.

Florida Out With A Bang As Early Voting Begins

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Midterm elections are less than three weeks away, yet more than 904,000 Americans already have cast their ballots, with almost 60 per...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

New Early Voting Restrictions Have Little Support Among Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

Republican-controlled legislatures in several states have sought to restrict early voting this year, but new polling finds little public support for t...

Democrats Cling To Signs Of Hope In Competitive Iowa Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than three weeks until Election Day, Democrats are clinging to last-minute signs of hope in Iowa's competitive Senate race, which i...

Early Voting Picking Up Steam

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Iowa remains ground zero for the fight for the Senate, and for early voting mobilization activities. As of Friday, 119,141 Iowans had voted in the 2014 general election, representing 10.5 percent of the total vote in 2010.

One Strategy That Can Help Get Latinos To Vote

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 10.08.2014 | Latino Voices

Voting groups across the country have tried just about everything to increase Latino voter turnout. Now, a strategy used in Arizona is believed to be ...

Early Voting In This State's Largest City Halted When Ballot Omits 5 Candidates

AP | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Early voting has been suspended in Vermont's largest city after officials learned that five candidates had been left off the ...

Eric Holder Calls Ohio Voting Restrictions A 'Major Step Backward'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder said in a video message Monday that the Ohio law that went into effect late last month regarding early voting in the stat...

Early Voting and Still a Month to Go

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

The second week of early voting has ended and 88,371 people have voted in all reporting states, with 31 days to go until Election Day on Nov. 4. Early vote should easily eclipse 2010 in absolute terms, and likely signals higher overall turnout.

That's So Fetch! Iowa Senate Candidate Braley Taps Into The 'Mean Girls' Demographic

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

We're not sure whether he wears pink on Wednesdays, but we can confirm that Senate candidate Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) is using his "Mean Girls" expe...

Supreme Court Blocks Ohio Early Voting Extension

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court granted a last-minute stay of a lower court's ruling expanding early voting days and times in Ohio. Early voting ...

Samantha Lachman

Group With Ties To Kochs Mails Out Incorrect Voter Registration Info To... A Cat?

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

A conservative group with financial and political ties to the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch sent hundreds of North Carolina voters -- an...

Ohio Asks U.S. Supreme Court To Delay Early Voting Order

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for Ohio asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to delay a federal judge's order that expands the swing state's ea...

Appeals Court Rejects Attempt To Limit Early Voting Hours In Ohio

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

A three-judge panel on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling that restored a week of early voting days in Ohio, ...

Samantha Lachman

How The Fight Against Voting Rights Restrictions Could Decide This Year's Marquee Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

DURHAM, N.C. -- President Barack Obama won North Carolina by just 14,000 votes in 2008. Now, as Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and state House Speaker Thom T...

GOP Legislator Says He'd 'Prefer More Educated Voters' Over Black Early Voters

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

A Republican state senator complained on Tuesday about a predominantly black Georgia county's move to make early voting available at a mall on a Sunda...

Justice Department Asks Judge To Block State's Sweeping Voter Law

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 10 (Reuters) - North Carolina's overhauled election law should be halted before the midte...

One Year After Shelby Decision, States Have Moved to Restrict Voter Access

Penda D. Hair | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Penda D. Hair

Immediately after North Carolina passed the worst voter-suppression law in the country, Advancement Project brought a suit in federal court challenging the law on behalf of the North Carolina NAACP. In light of the avalanche of provisions designed to restrict voting, we had to fight back.

Opponents Ask Judge To Halt Sweeping Voter Law In North Carolina

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics

By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 7 (Reuters) - A federal judge will be asked on Monday to block key provisions of North Ca...