This year, we will hold the first presidential election in 50 years without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act. Not coincidentally, 17 states will have new restrictions on voting in effect that were not in place during the last presidential election.
It's time for Congress to get serious about protecting the voting rights of all Americans. Dr. King wouldn't expect any less from us.
Hey Washington, pay attention to us. We are the ones you should be targeting because -- here's a scary thought -- we are the future. But, in order to invoke the change we want to see, we have to speak up. And for our country's sake, the 74 percent of you who didn't vote in the last presidential election -- go vote.
The only voting block that consistently votes at the rate of other countries is America's 1 percent. And that's no coincidence. They don't have those barriers to hurdle. And they get the concrete rewards of policies like the carried interest loophole.
Political professionals and lobbyists often name a bill the opposite of what it does. The Clean Air Act, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, and the No Child Left Behind Act are all disingenuously named.
Range voting eliminates spoilers and splitting the vote between two good candidates. It gives voters a chance to show how much they dislike someone, rather than just being silent. For these reasons, Range Voting is superior to Instant Runoff Voting.
The 2014 midterm election results may have been a complete farce. All it takes is one insider who knows how to flip a switch and the outcome changes. When it comes to voting, should we trust our votes to a computer that doesn't even spit out a receipt for confirmation? Do you trust your voting machine manufacturer?
What happens when 2,000 kids from around the world show up in Ames, Iowa to solve world problems? They get solved, and by some of the brightest kid's who are between 10 - 18 years old!
Even though the presidential election is over, Democrats across the country, including President Obama, are not forgetting that many American voters had to stand on long lines and wait to cast their votes. Thousands gave up voting and left before casting ballots.
Voting reforms like these should not be stuck in the long lines of partisan bickering, but should be passed to ensure that every eligible citizen who wants to participate in the process may cast a ballot on the next Election Day.
As we prepare for Election Day, tomorrow, the League is worried that voter confusion could still be an issue despite extensive education efforts in the wake of our success against states' attempts to keep eligible voters out of the process.
There is no better time than the present for American citizens to take a look at the history of presidential elections through the lens of the Electoral College.
Every four years, in the home stretch of the presidential campaign, troubling stories slip from the sleepy offices of a handful of state officials with an underappreciated but vital job: running the election.
In the weeks before Election Day, voters are again being targeted with intimidation tactics and deceptive practices to confuse or scare them out of casting a ballot. In Ohio and Wisconsin, for example, billboards popped up in primarily African-American neighborhoods with messages such as "Voter Fraud is a Felony! Up to 3½ YRS and a $10,000 Fine," designed to alarm and confuse residents.
If you live in or near a battleground county, and you care about protecting equality -- regardless of your party preference -- I urge you to help reduce the number of potential voter-suppression victims.
In the world's greatest democracy, the rules cannot be manipulated by politicians at the last minute, everyone must be treated equally and fairly, and no eligible citizen should be denied the right to vote.