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Voter Suppression in the 2014 Midterm

Sean McElwee | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Research finds that felon disenfranchisement laws have influenced the outcomes of both presidential and Senate elections. Such laws disenfranchised almost 6 million voters this year -- most of them poor and people of color.

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...

Voting Rights -- And Voting Wrongs

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

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

Why Turning Out the Vote Makes a Huge Difference in Four Charts

Sean McElwee | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Recent studies of the non-voting population suggests that wide gaps have opened up between voters and non-voters.

Samantha Lachman

Montana Bill Would Hurt Young Voters, Progressives Charge

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A ballot referendum in Montana seeking to eliminate Election Day registration would unfairly disenfranchise young voters, according to T...

A Silver Lining From the Chief Justice

John R. Burbank | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
John R. Burbank

There is a jewel in the crown of Chief Justice Roberts' binding opinion that opens the flood gates for the wealthy to further fund political campaigns. It is jewel that people who believe in democracy (as opposed to plutocracy) should seize forthrightly.

Keep People From Voting? It Never Crossed Their Minds! (Right...)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Republicans prefer shutout to turnout... ...

Election-Day Registration Doesn't Favor Dems or the GOP

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.17.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I called Associate Professor Michael McDonald at George Mason University, and he told me that early voting and same-day registration may, in some situations, benefit Democrats and, in others, benefit Republicans.

Rig the Vote

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Rig the Vote is the evil opposite of Rock the Vote. Rock is the campaign by a nonprofit to increase political engagement and register young people. Rig is the campaign by the GOP to suppress political engagement and subvert balloting.

Amanda Terkel

Scott Walker On Eliminating Same-Day Registration: 'This Is A Ridiculous Issue'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is backing away from his support for eliminating same-day voter registration, saying it is a distraction...

Voter ID Top Priority For Wisconsin GOP Leader

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

Requiring every Wisconsin voter to show photo ID at the polls is going to be a top priority for the Republican-controlled legislature in the next sess...

Suppressing the Vote? They're Still At It!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Very creative, those Republicans. ...

Bring Back Same-day Registration to Fix Ohio's Provisional Ballot Problem

Mary Jo Kilroy | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Mary Jo Kilroy

After my experience with the voter hotline, and seeking the advice and opinions from other volunteers there, I have a few suggestions for moving forward.

Democracy Under Attack

David Morris | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
David Morris

The 2011 Florida law is perhaps the purest distillation of the Republican effort to making voting more difficult.

Democrats Hitting Back Against GOP Voting Measures

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats said Thursday they are planning a major effort to protect voting rights in the 2012 election after several states passed ...

Republicans Tighten Voting Laws Ahead Of 2012

Los Angeles Times | David G. Savage | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

Republicans in states like Florida are making it more challenging to vote or to register others. Democrats say it's an effort to disenfranchise studen...

What's So Wrong with Young Voters?

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David D. Burstein

Ignorance is a major issue facing our democracy and it is a bipartisan epidemic. But the real culprit in political ignorance is our education system.

Elections Modernization Bill Won't Get a Vote

Shad Murib | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Shad Murib

On April 21, Speaker of the House Terrance Carroll announced that he would not be introducing the Elections Modernization bill during this session.

D.C. Takes Up Same Day Registration, So Should Congress

Russ Feingold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Feingold

In 2008, about 11,000 eligible but unregistered DC residents did not participate in the historic 2008 election. Same Day Registration could have made a big difference for many of these citizens.