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Election Integrity

Drop Everything and Focus on Dec. 19

Stephen H. Dinan | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics
Stephen H. Dinan

Like many progressives, I spent the first few weeks after the election reeling from the results and imagining the repercussions of a Trump administrat...

In 2016, the Integrity of Our Democracy at Stake

Michael Waldman | Posted 11.12.2016 | Politics
Michael Waldman

While it may feel like it has been going on forever, the 2016 election is one year from now. The presidency is at stake, of course. Control of the Senate, of state legislatures, and even (theoretically) of the House of Representatives is up in the air. But in basic ways, the very integrity of our electoral system is on the ballot, too, next year. Alarmingly, we don't even know the basic rules that will be in place -- and there is more in flux than in any recent presidential year. Republican-controlled states have passed dozens of new laws since 2011 to make it harder for many Americans -- especially the poor, minorities, students and the elderly -- to cast a ballot. Those who care about democracy have a lot to do to make sure that the election of 2016 is free, fair, and reflects the will of the people.

As Voting War Shifts to Carolina Courtroom, Thousands March for Voting Rights

Yael Bromberg | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Yael Bromberg

Thousands of people took to the streets of Winston-Salem this week calling attention to the voter suppression law that is on trial, and reminding us all how precious our vote is, especially in an era of Big Money.

Massachusetts Does Not Need More Money in Politics: Why State Legislators Should Not Increase Campaign Contribution Limits

John Bonifaz | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
John Bonifaz

If Massachusetts legislators want to double the contribution limits in state politics, they should, in the light of day, create a stand-alone bill to do that and try to pass it. But, they should not bury it in a disclosure bill and call it reform.

Leave Election Integrity to Chance

American Statistical Association | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
American Statistical Association

Even if we count votes by hand, there will be mistakes. How can we have confidence in the results?

Ohio's Voter ID Law and the 2012 Election

David Callahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Callahan

Yesterday, Ohio's House of Representatives passed one of the most restrictive voter ID laws in the country. If the bill is enacted into law, it will make it harder for Democrats to win in the state next year.

Why Joe Miller Should Call for a Transparent 'Hand Count' of All Ballots Cast in Alaska

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

Such that the Joe Miller campaign can help attain the much-needed transparency through a full reconciliation of all ballots cast in his state's U.S. Senate race, he'll be doing a service for his voters, and all voters alike, as well as for the cause of democracy in these United States.

An Open Letter to the U.S. Media on Elections

Mimi Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mimi Kennedy

OPEN LETTER TO THE MEDIA from Mimi Kennedy, National Advisory Board Chair, Progressive Democrats of America Most people know the fundamental question...

The Sacrament of Democracy

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

Anyone who thinks we don't need a more transparent election process here in Alaska because their candidate is in the lead is a pathetic partisan hack.

Filibuster-Proof Democratic Majority Begins to Line Up in U.S. Senate

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brad Friedman

Setting aside whether or not a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate is a good or bad thing, the undecided races at this hour are quickly summarized below.

Election Night, Do Not Concede: Open Letter Signed By Gore Vidal & Others

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

It is reasonable to once again expect further manipulation on election night by some Republican officials, as in 2004; should we also expect Democrats to once again concede in the face of fraud?

The Biggest Politician

Sara Geiger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sara Geiger

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"We'll Be Ready": An Interview with Ohio's Secretary of State

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

I sat down with Ohio's Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, for an exclusive, detailed one-on-one interview while in Denver at the Democratic National Convention a few weeks ago.

Controversial Voting Machine "Sleepovers" Still Legal

Brien Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brien Jackson

The Ohio secretary of state is still considering ending the practice where election workers take voting machines home with them to "sleepover" the night before Election Day to save time in the morning.