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Vote Suppression

A Unified Field Theory and Resource Guide That Explain How Trump Might Win

Art Levine | Posted 11.26.2016 | Politics
Art Levine

On this election day, it seems impossible to believe that Donald Trump is within striking distance of the White House.

Poll Taxes make Shameful Comeback in the States

Lisa Maatz | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics
Lisa Maatz

This absurd election cycle is finally coming to an end. Well, as long as Donald J. Trump is okay with the outcome. From the very start, Trump has clai...

Friday Talking Points -- Bad Hombres And Nasty Women Unite!

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.21.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Maybe this, together with all the dark talk of "rigged elections" from Trump will finally provide a dash of enthusiasm for Clinton, here at the homestretch -- it'd certainly be a fitting end to the most bizarre presidential campaign of everyone's lifetimes.

War vs. Democracy

Robert Koehler | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The paradox of democracy is that it depends on the integrity of those who have the most to lose if an election goes the wrong way -- you know, the peo...

Slackers at the Chalkboard

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

If you abuse someone no matter what he does, he might as well stand his ground. That is what our 44th president, at long last, appears to be doing.

Arthur Delaney

Rand Paul: Voter ID Push Is 'Dumb,' But The Laws Are Reasonable | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Sunday that he supports requiring voters to show ID at the polls, but he thinks Republicans are overemphasiz...

Don't Let Them Silence You: Vote, Dammit

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

It's unbelievable and frankly outrageous that in the last four years, close to half the states in this country have passed laws to make it harder for people to vote. But it's true.

Democrats Should Widen Focus on Voter Suppression

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans want to make it harder to vote, Democrats want to make it easier. It's a simple concept, and it's one that strikes at a foundational belief most Americans share: Things always get better throughout American history, never worse.

What You Think You Know About The Midterms Is Wrong

Margie Omero | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Margie Omero

There is more to our past success--and failures--than simply getting more women, minorities and young people to the polls. Turnout doesn't exist in a vacuum, and demographics aren't destiny.

Stolen Republic

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

No coalition marches in lockstep; we are too diverse. But the far right's broad assault on democracy should make it clear that without cooperation our social protections are paper-thin and our republic up for auction.

Black Voter Surge Spells Even More Woe for the GOP

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The black vote is and will remain a foundation of the Democratic Party in key states. And the increased number of black voters and their willingness to go to the polls poses a mortal threat to break the GOP's grip in the South. This can only add to the GOP's woes.

Jason Linkins

Voting Reform Initiatives Are Probably Doomed | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

Way back when President Barack Obama was reelected in November, his celebratory speech included this shout-out to the hundreds of thousands of voters ...

Ex-Florida GOP Official Makes Bombshell Claim About Republican Voting Laws

The Huffington Post | Ian Gray | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

Jim Greer, the former head of the Florida Republican Party, recently claimed that a law shortening the early voting period in the state was deliberate...

Why Vote Fraud Is Possible and What To Do About It

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

The consensus is that this presidential election may all come down to Ohio and a few other "swing" states, as it did in 2000 and 2004. If there are any voting irregularities to be found this time around, Ohio will be the place to look first.

Dan Froomkin

New Evidence Shows Poll Watching Efforts Target Minority Precincts | Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Poll watchers from groups ostensibly targeting voter fraud are headed primarily to minority voting precincts on Election Day, lending support to the a...

Ohio, Facing Vote-Rigging Lawsuit, Adds Voter-Purging Software: Are Dems, Liberals, Election Officials Ready to Safeguard Votes?

Art Levine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Art Levine

There's mounting fall-out from reports, first broken by The Free Press, that a Mitt Romney-linked company owns the Hart Intercivic voting machines used in key counties in Colorado, Ohio and other states. The stories have stoked new fears about a "stolen" election.

Early Voting Mesmerizing

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Everyone wants to know who is winning. There is still ample time for conditions to change, but it will be increasingly difficult to do so as more votes pour in.

Voter Suppression Is Treason

Eliot Daley | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Eliot Daley

Allegiance to the United States of America must forever be demonstrated by uncompromising devotion to a government of the people, by the people, for the people.

Three Ways Romney Can Still Win the Election

Art Levine | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Art Levine

Don't pop open the champagne bottles just yet. The Republicans have a triple threat advantage that can still help their bruised and inept presidential candidate put together the electoral college math needed to eke out a victory. These are, essentially, lies, money and vote suppression.

Janell Ross

New Mexico's Voter Purge Tests Voter Psyche, May Suppress Turnout | Janell Ross | Posted 09.27.2012 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- At New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran's Santa Fe office so many registered voter postcards arrive daily in the mail that four staf...

Gnawing Away at American Democracy

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Rizwan A. Rahmani

It wasn't too long ago when our democracy (one of the oldest in the world) was the envy of all other countries -- countries that were (and are still) ...

Dan Froomkin

Judge Who Upheld Pa. Voter ID Law Cited Bigoted 1869 Court Ruling | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

A Pennsylvania judge's decision to uphold the state's tough new voter-identification law last month was based in part on a 19th century state court de...

Dan Froomkin

Polling Place Vigilantes In Training | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Concerned that a veritable army of Tea Partyers will descend on polling places in minority neighborhoods to challenge and intimidate vot...

Paul Blumenthal

Pelosi, House Dems Issue Campaign Dare To GOP | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Democratic leadership stepped out of the Capitol on Wednesday to offer their full support for a package of proposed electoral ...

Red Alert

Jonathan Richards | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Richards