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Voter Fraud

The Agony of Defeat

Amy Roost | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Amy Roost

In 1972, I was in 5th grade and as passionate about politics as I am today. Perhaps for this reason I was chosen by my teacher, Mrs. Parsley--the first real hippie I ever met--to deliver a speech in favor of the the Democratic candidate for president, George McGovern, in our classroom's mock election. When McGovern lost the election later that year, I was devastated.

Suppressing the Vote? They Felt Giddy, Oh So Giddy...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Cracking down on voter fraud? Or looking for an edge?...

Senate Candidate Fails Miserably At Dodging Questions About Election Fraud

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics

DENVER -- There's dodging questions, and then there's... whatever you call this: Jon Keyser is the Republican establishment's favored candidat...

Maybe Republicans Should Be More Concerned About Election Fraud Than Voter Fraud

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics

The Republican primary to determine who will challenge Colorado’s Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet this fall has been consumed by allegations that one...

John Roberts' Race-based Agenda

Richard North Patterson | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
Richard North Patterson

The Chief Justice has led the Court's conservative majority in a counterrevolution against the fruits of the civil rights movement. This is not a matter of happenstance, but a defining feature of his legal career.

Confronting Voter Suppression in 2016

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

I discovered no lack of evidence that the 2004 Ohio elections had been subverted; I found more damning information than I could even fit in the film. I had to learn a lot about how elections were administered to be able to comprehend the myriad of ways one can screw them up.

Voter ID: A GOP Congressman Spills the Beans

Rick Horowitz | Posted 04.09.2016 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Always looking for an edge......

Democracy Free-for-All

Robert Koehler | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Here in America, we celebrate democracy by staying in touch with the lack of it. What better way to honor our ancestors' struggles to win the right to...

Why The Historic Bipartisan Consensus On Voting Rights Has Disappeared

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics

Ari Berman's Give Us the Ballot documents the decades-long struggle to secure voting rights for minority voters. Berman, who is a correspondent for Th...

Top Six Ways Hackers Could Disrupt an Election

Michael Gregg | Posted 07.21.2016 | Technology
Michael Gregg

If foreign governments can hack into U.S. government and defense systems, why would anyone think that foreign interests couldn't also hack into U.S. elections? It's important that we start talking about these risks because a "hack attack" could happen sooner than we think.

Amanda Terkel

Chris Christie Wonders Whether Hillary Clinton Wants To 'Increase The Opportunities' For Voter Fraud

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) hit back against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Sunday, saying her call to expand ...

Ahead of Turkey's Crucial Election, Citizens Take Action to Protect Their Vote

Karabekir Akkoyunlu | Posted 05.19.2016 | World
Karabekir Akkoyunlu

This is a historic moment where a single vote could possibly shape the course of Turkey's bloodiest conflict and its future regime type, with repercussions beyond the country's borders. With so much hanging on the outcome, this is also a crucial test for Turkey's embattled electoral system.

The Real Threat To Democracy

National Council of La Raza | Posted 04.15.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The real threat to democracy is not voter fraud. It is, rather, those who would suppress the votes of millions of U.S. citizens in the name of "preventing" it.

The Bright Side

Steven Clifford | Posted 01.11.2015 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

With Republicans controlling both houses, I no longer fear that Ebola-infected terrorists are crossing the Rio Grande. I can sleep soundly. Also, as I cannot afford to replace my wife's wardrobe, so I am relieved that Sharia law will not be imposed.

Vote Suppressors At It Again: A Response to Hans van Spakovsky

J. Gerald Hebert | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
J. Gerald Hebert

Von Spakovsky claims that he wants to protect our "vibrant democracy" by making it "easy to vote and hard to cheat." But what he really seems to want is to make it harder to vote and not much harder to cheat.

Taking Anti-Immigrant Fervor Too Far

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 01.01.2015 | Latino Voices
Raul A. Reyes

What's the matter with Kansas? A decade ago, a best-selling book of that title examined how Kansas veered rightward after a long history as a left-wing hotbed. It looks like Kansas may be shifting course again.

Choice Between Voters and Rioters?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

While some nations have imposed voting as mandatory for all citizens, the process of disenfranchisement in the US appears to be tolerated and/or encouraged at least by some political elites who claim to represent us as a whole.

Voter Fraud: The GOP Boogyman

Kathy Gill | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Kathy Gill

We've put far too much energy into combatting a non-existent problem and too little in resolving real issues of enfranchisement. Remember this when you vote in this general election.

Raising Our Voices When Others Try to Silence Them

Cristóbal Joshua Alex | Posted 12.20.2014 | Latino Voices
Cristóbal Joshua Alex

Forcing voters to use photo ID and perpetuating the myth of rampant voter fraud is nothing more than a strategy to keep growing minority communities on the sidelines. And unfortunately, it works.

The Best Ways to Increase Voter Registration, and Voting

John A. Tures | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

Wherever traditionally under-registered people congregate, this has the potential to do more than reach people in a partisan fashion, or by phone or email.

Voter Suppression Is Un-American

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

It does seem a bit ridiculous, doesn't it? That we still have to fight for voting rights, fight against laws that seek to suppress the vote, laws that will have a disproportionate impact on those Americans who -- had they been of voting age before 1965 -- would likely have been barred because of their race?

Friday Talking Points -- Games the Whole Family Can Play

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The head of the Secret Service abruptly resigned, after she got grilled by Congress over several disconcerting lapses which happened on her watch. She fell on her sword immediately, to her credit, rather than drawing the story out day after day.

Exploding Inequality Is Threatening Our Democracy

Jon Wisman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Jon Wisman

If democracy is to endure, it's time for the non-elites to recognize that class warfare is being waged against them and rigorously fight back. It isn't just their material well-being that's at stake, it is also their freedom and our democracy.

The Technology of Democracy

Christopher M. Kelly | Posted 10.25.2014 | Technology
Christopher M. Kelly

The question is how can we improve this technology to bring our polling places and voting experience into the 21st century? And how do we pay for this technology?

Don't Let Michigan Republicans Fool You Again

Dale Hansen | Posted 10.05.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

So while Republicans have spent the last few months putting lipstick on the pig that is their legislative priorities, it is important for voters to remember that the softened positions these individuals are taking now don't represent a true Republican agenda.