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WATCH: Stewart Blasts Fox News' Voter Fraud Hype

Posted 08.09.2012 | Comedy

Anyone tuning into Fox News these past few months has probably noticed a growing trend in what they're covering: voter fraud. They've even gone so far...

From Someone Who Can't Vote: "Democracy Doesn't Stop at the Polls"

Erika Andiola | Posted 10.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Erika Andiola

As an undocumented American, and someone who cannot vote, it was very hard to understand why people who have the ability to vote, the simplest and most honorable political action you could take, had no motivation or intention of casting their ballot at the polls.

Dan Froomkin

No One Watching Elections, Ballots As Election Approaches | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As local officials gear up for a national election where razor-thin margins could tip the balance of power, the federal agency establish...

Voter ID Laws: Solving a Nonexistent Problem

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Craig Newmark

All of these voter suppression laws are really targeting minorities, students and the elderly, as well as voters with disabilities. We need to prevent bad legislation from preventing people to vote in the 2012 U.S. election.

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.

Go Solar and VOTE Solar

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.25.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

California has the Million Solar Rooftops Initiative, and recently Governor Jerry Brown has set a new goal to power three million homes via rooftop solar. Now let's think bigger. Why not expand this vision to 60 million U.S. solar roofs?

Why I Volunteer, Even Though I Can't Vote

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.24.2012 | Home
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Meredith Wade I rolled out of bed at the ungodly hour of 8 a.m. on the first Sunday of summer to thrust clipboards at random strangers downtown, ho...

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.

That's Not a Right-Wing Talk-Radio Host You Hear. It's Our Sec. of State!

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.19.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Do you really want your secretary of state to dismiss a historically legitimate concern about voter intimidation by accusing Democrats of cynically riling up their base?

Why Debates Matter

Sen. Bert Johnson | Posted 09.18.2012 | Detroit
Sen. Bert Johnson

Just as voting is fundamental to our system of government, informed voting makes it work correctly.

2012 Electoral Math -- Mixed Pictures

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since the last time we checked in, two states have moved toward Romney, two states have moved toward Obama, and three states have mixed news.

Carne Ross: Participatory Democracy Opens Political Process

David Vognar | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
David Vognar

Former British diplomat Carne Ross doesn't know why we're spending so much time following the presidential campaigns. "We have been led to believe that one little vote every few years is meaningful when I think intuitively, secretly we know it's meaningless," he says.

Public Opinion on Voter ID Laws: Strong Support, Shaky Foundation

David C. Wilson | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
David C. Wilson

The latest public opinion poll I've conducted with colleagues at the University of Delaware's Center for Political Communication (CPC) finds that Americans strongly support voter identification laws. But we also find that support for the laws depends on how they are presented to the public.

Lee Hernandez

EXCLUSIVE: Fez Says Latinos Need To 'Stop The Bullsh**' | Lee Hernandez | Posted 09.07.2012 | Latino Voices

The Latino community is really important to actor and activist Wilmer Valderrama. So much so, that in 2004, the "That '70s Show" star co-founded Voto ...

'Too Incompetent or Lazy to Get ID? You Don't Deserve to Vote'

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

I hope most Republican officials don't believe that statement. But if you dig a bit deeper, and go into the Republican base, that's exactly what they believe, and some of them will even say it out loud.

Is Texas' Voter ID Law Akin to a Poll Tax?

John M. Burns | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics
John M. Burns

It is vital that Texas SB 14 is examined and judged by the potential and obvious outcomes its implementation would produce, which will undoubtedly be to disproportionally disenfranchise and abridge the right of certain classes of American citizens to vote.

The Politics of Power and the Precious Right to Vote

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

This year, let's all be alert. Be active. Use your power as one citizen and vote. Don't let anyone take it away from you. Let's mount an urgent and systematic state-by-state fight against the latest kinds of disenfranchisement.

Young People Seek Political Discourse Online

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Maya Cueva Youth might not be going to the polls in vast numbers, but that doesn’t mean they don’t care about making change in their ...

Dealing in Hope, Vote by Vote

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 09.11.2012 | Latino Voices
Jose Antonio Tijerino

I've always said great leaders deal in hope. And that's what Maria Teresa does, hope to inspire, educate and mobilize young Latino voters. Hope to provide young Latinos the opportunity to leverage the astounding numbers of our population.

Wooing Male Voters

Julia Clark | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Julia Clark

The fact is that men are, statistically and politically, in the minority in this country -- so why does everyone seem to act like women are?

Code Is Power: Girls Who Code

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.08.2012 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Now we've got the Internet, held together with code, infrastructure where people can build tools which unite regular people for collective influence. The Net tends to level the playing field, and that tendency only increases over time. That is, the Internet is dramatically lowering the cost of influence and power.

Why Presidential Campaigns Don't Work

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

\How about you turn off the cable news shows, close your eyes, and just think about what you believe and who best represents those beliefs? Then vote according to your conscience.

Strict ID Laws Could Block Thousands From Voting

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 09.07.2012 | Black Voices

When Edward and Mary Weidenbener went to vote in Indiana's primary in May, they didn't realize that state law required them to bring government photo ...

Celebrate Our Independence by Committing to the Right to Vote

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics
Eva M. Clayton

The right to vote defines our great nation as a democracy. This essential American right, that is often taken for granted, has evolved over years of struggle by many Americans.

When Politics Became Lethal

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
L. Steven Sieden

We don't need politics, politicians or any divisive organizations to govern or manage our affairs. What we do need is great administrators, but these are not elected positions.