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State Legislatures Wind Down, Purge Programs Pick Up

Diana Kasdan | Posted 10.27.2012 | Miami
Diana Kasdan

This recent uptick in efforts to purge the voter rolls is the latest example of politicians and political operatives manipulating the rules to their own advantage to protect their own interests, not the rights of voters.

Dear President Obama

Aleida Fernandez | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Aleida Fernandez

Mr. President, you are my Kennedy, my Reagan. It was you who made me interested in the political discourse, and what our government is doing. It was you who made me register to vote the first chance I could, even though it was not an election year.

Voter ID Takes A Toll On Pennsylvania Voting

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

Within hours of a judge passing down a decision upholding Pennsylvania's strict new voter ID law, the state announced that it was scrapping two voter ...

Register To Vote At 35K Feet

Posted 08.17.2012 | Travel

In the olden days, registering to vote could be a bore. It typically involved the lackluster tasks of waiting at the DMV with a voter registration for...

Not Voting? The Koch Brothers Thank You

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

If you're staying at home because you're disgusted by the negative tone of the campaign; or you believe both sides run the same vile, lying, attack ads; or because you're turned off by politics: Congratulations, you are fulfilling someone else's agenda. You are following their plan to the letter.

Obama Leads Among Unlikely Voters

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

Polls of likely 2012 voters show President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney locked in a close race. But Obama would have a nearly sure chance of a second ...

House Candidate Could Lose Vote Under Controversial Voter ID Law

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

A congressional candidate in Pennsylvania may not be able to vote for himself in the November elections, thanks to one of the country's most stringent...

Voting Rights Act: Remember, Celebrate and Protect

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

Forty-seven years ago this week, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the historic Voting Rights Act (VRA) into law to prevent voter discrimination. But as we have seen, the law is not just history; it remains vital today to ensuring that every American can cast a ballot and have it counted.

Koch Brothers Rip Page From Soros Playbook

Bloomberg | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

The door-knockers wearing matching T- shirts and carrying electronic tablets loaded with maps and survey scripts fanned out on a recent evening across...

What I Learned From My Mother: Registering Voters in the Swing State of Pennsylvania

Janet Mason | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Janet Mason

"Ask and you shall receive" was one of her favorite sayings. If I had had a different mother, there's a good chance that I would have turned out to be one of the people on the street telling me that they don't care (enough) to register to vote.

The Battle Over Who Votes in November

Page Gardner | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics
Page Gardner

There's a battle raging in Virginia and across the nation over who votes in America. Pitted against each other are groups like ours -- the Voter Parti...

VPC Fights Suppression Efforts in Virginia

Page Gardner | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics
Page Gardner

GOP voter suppression efforts escalate in Virginia. But the Voter Participation Center (VPC) is fighting back. The Voter Participation Center (VPC) s...

Red Alert

Jonathan Richards | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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WATCH: What's Restraining Latino Political Power?

Posted 07.25.2012 | Latino Voices

On Tuesday, HuffPost Live host Alicia Menendez talked with Huffington Post Latino Voices Senior Reporter Janell Ross, Mi Familia Vota's Francisco Heri...

What's Wrong with Using DHS' Immigration Database to Purge Voter Rolls? (A Lot)

Erwin de Leon | Posted 09.22.2012 | Latino Voices
Erwin de Leon

We should all question the motivation behind the initiatives in Florida, Colorado and the other states that will use SAVE to prune their voter rolls. The Advancement Project argues that there is little to no evidence that noncitizen voting is a real problem.

Janell Ross

Bring Eligible Latino Voters Onto Rolls And National Political Map Changes Dramatically

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 07.23.2012 | Latino Voices

The day before a class action civil rights lawsuit accusing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his office of wide-scale civil rights violations we...

Brewer's Imaginary Bargain: Steve Brodner Video

Washington Spectator | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Washington Spectator

In "A Brodner Minute," Steve Brodner's animated video series for The Washington Spectator, the illustrator skewers the 2012 candidates and other targe...

It's Not About Pets, But Helping People to Register

Page Gardner | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Page Gardner

Out of seven million applications a few of them have gone astray, the result of errors in a mailing list. Two years ago that would be understood. But in today's toxic operating environment, it's an excuse to yell "fraud" and distract us from the real story -- the crisis in our democracy.

American Voter Turnout Lower Than Other Wealthy Countries

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Regardless of which metric of eligibility you use, the United States has one of the lowest voter turnouts of any of the comparator countries, while Australia and Belgium have the highest.

Undercurrents

Jerry Waxman | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Jerry Waxman

Three things of note happened on June 28 which will go down in history.

Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas: Kaskade, Diplo, & More Are All About S(p)in City, Baby!

Becca Frucht | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Becca Frucht

Some naysayers might scoff at the idea of a dawn-to-dusk desert dance party as an ideal place to register new voters. But young people believe in these beats.

The Real Crisis: 35 Percent of Americans Not Registered to Vote

Page Gardner | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Page Gardner

We all know dogs don't vote. But that fact is news to the right wing. They are using the story of a dead dog getting a voter registration application in the mail to fan the flames of -- you guessed it -- so-called "voter fraud."

After Wisconsin: Race, the 2012 Race, and Beyond

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

A lot of blue state liberals may not have noticed, or just shrugged off, the news that white births made up less than half of U.S. births as of July 2011. But you can be sure that news will not go unremarked among those determined to replace "welfare queen" with "public sector queen" in the national pantheon of invidious stereotypes. The "take back our country" theme is just getting under way in American politics. That's why voter registration vs. voter suppression is the most important practical political issue on the table -- in 2012, and beyond.

Black Clergy Join Forces With Black Caucus on Voting Rights Issues

Debbie Hines | Posted 08.07.2012 | Black Voices
Debbie Hines

Black clergy from the Conference of National Black Churches ("CNBC") joined forces with the Congressional Black Caucus ("CBC") in Washington, DC for a first ever summit last week to discuss new voting laws, voting registration strategy and empowerment of the black vote.

Federal Judge Says No to Florida Voter Registration Restrictions

The Huffington Post | Michelle Marques | Posted 06.01.2012 | Black Voices

A federal judge in Florida has blocked parts of a state law that put "harsh and impractical" restrictions on civic groups that help new voters registe...