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How Felon Disenfranchisement Hurts American Democracy

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.28.2014 | Black Voices

As the 2014 midterm elections near, voter rights — or lack thereof — have become a hotly contested point of debate all across the country. Texas, ...

John Celock

Dem: Zero Voter Impersonation Cases | John Celock | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander (D) released a report Thursday indicating problems with the strict voter identification requirements containe...

Voting Rights Restoration PLUMMETS Under Rick Scott

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 10.01.2012 | Miami

With the November election getting closer, the sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority's Miami chapter have been working to register voters in the commu...

Dan Froomkin

In Philadelphia, Voter ID Law Hits Blacks, Latinos Harder | Dan Froomkin | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

A Pennsylvania law that would turn away voters who don't have a valid photo ID would disproportionately suppress voting in Philadelphia's minority nei...

WATCH: Exposing Hollow Defenses of Voter ID Laws

Bill Moyers | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

2012-08-01-Capture.JPG Are laws aimed at voter fraud really enabling voter suppression?

The Challenge of Obtaining Voter Identification

Keesha Gaskins | Posted 07.25.2012 | New York
Keesha Gaskins

This is a steep price to pay for a "free" ID card, and not every American can afford it. Making voter IDs free does not address or resolve the significant barriers many voters face in obtaining one.

The New Banana Republics

Mark Axelrod | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Mark Axelrod

Several states have become the new Banana Republics. You see, what they have gleaned from those former dictatorships is that the right to vote is no longer a right, but a privilege.

Group Tackles Disenfranchisement Of Another Demographic

McClatchy | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

With both a tradition of helping service members get their votes counted as well as a tight turnaround between its primary and general elections this ...

A Democracy Deferred

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 07.31.2012 | Detroit
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

This country is supposed to have the market share, the magic touch and the boiler plate example of what democracy looks like for the world.

South Carolina Officials Defend Controversial Law

West Ashley Patch | Jeff Brush | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

The battle over the South Carolina voter ID law is not over and state leaders say they will take the fight back to the U.S. Justice Department. Sta...

An American Orange Revolution

David Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Horton

How can it be that America, with its claim to be the first modern democracy, retains a system of managing elections that would be thought unduly cynical even in the worst of third world dictatorships?

No Obama Tees! Obscure Laws Banning Electioneering May Cause Hassles At the Polls For Voters

NYCity News Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
NYCity News Service

A widely circulated email is warning potential Obama voters to leave campaign buttons and T-shirts home on Nov. 4 -- or risk getting turned away from the polls.