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A Victory for Democracy on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Woodard

After months of continual efforts to repress and even shut down Oglala participation in the national election, the simple fact that tribe members were able to fill out ballots on November 2 was a victory for equal rights.

The Face of Dogfighting; Chance to Save Other Animals from Abuse

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

I need to begin this blog with a strong warning. What you are about to see is a tragedy. Worse, it was a preventable tragedy. It is a story that puts ...

Waiting for Rights Never Works

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Waymon Hudson

The LGBT community has been blamed, cajoled, insulted, courted, and ignored depending on whether our votes and dollars are needed, yet when it comes time for real leadership on issues that matter to basic, day-to-day rights, we are told to wait.

No One Hit the Mark With Young Voters

Andy Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Bernstein

I think what was really missing this year was getting young America talking about the election via social media. 2010 was the year of the double rainbow and a two-year old smoking, not the midterms.

The People Have Spoken... Well, at Least Some of Them

John Milewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Milewski

Everyone has a story to tell about why the midterm elections went the way they did, and it's not surprising that in most cases the narrative presented affirms the storyteller's particular world view.

Ahmed at the Polling Place

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joel D. Hirst

People are throwing around words like historic, unprecedented and amazing. They speak histrionically in familiar terms about important names like Reid, Pelosi, Obama and O'Donnell. I'd like to talk about Ahmed.

It's Easier to Vote in Colorado Than to Get a Denver Library Card (VIDEO)

Kelly Maher | Posted 11.15.2011 | Denver
Kelly Maher

Colorado is among the states that doesn't require a picture I.D. to vote. So I took my apartment utility bill to my voting location in Denver today an...

Who Voted in 2010, and Why It Matters for 2012

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

It's obvious that the candidates who get the most votes will win. But there's an important kernel of wisdom there: Who wins elections depends heavily on who shows up to vote.

Why Christine O'Donnell Lost... A Long Time Ago

David C. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David C. Wilson

Midterm statistics show one clear thing for Delaware's Republican candidates: "Move to the middle! Christine O'Donnell failed in this task, and it cost her what could have been a winnable election.

Fear...

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jonathan Schmock

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100 Years Old and Voting!

Wendy Carrillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Wendy Carrillo

Thank you Doña Maria for reminding us that no matter how young or old, each vote matters. Thank you for being such an inspiring American.

PHOTOS: Kids At The Polls

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Election day offers parents a chance to turn the act of voting into a "teachable moment." Wire photos of Tuesday's elections include multiple scene...

Election Day Update From the Field: Don't Suppress Us With Your Punditry: Let Our People Vote!

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

We'll have the rest of our lives to discuss what our votes meant -- till the polls close, let's use the national microphone to get our votes cast.

I Was a Victim of Voter Fraud! Required ID Is No Safeguard

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

So much for protecting the integrity of the vote by requiring picture IDs. (Are you listening Elizabeth Hasselbeck?) How ironic that I was almost una...

Astronauts Cast Early Ballots From Space Station

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Red states. Blue states. And now voting from a weightless state. The three Americans orbiting the planet on Election Day...

'If Voting Changed Anything They'd Make It Illegal'

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Voting quotes on election day: they're either hilarious or depressing, as great minds have weighed in over the centuries speculating on whether you sh...

I Love to Vote

Susan Straight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Straight

I'm not going to lie and say this election season has been anything but toxically and frighteningly negative, but the actual physical action of lining up with my neighbors to vote is redemptive.

PHOTOS: New York Campaigns End As Votes Come In

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The candidates for all major New York races made their last campaign stops this morning to vote, and are now retiring until the tallies come in. Andr...

5,787 Reasons to Vote

Rob Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Diamond

5,787 is the number of American servicemen and women who, up until today, have died in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. That is 5,787 Americans who did not vote because they gave their lives so you could.

Why Won't You Join Me In Voting? An Open Letter to A "Non-Voter"

Ilana Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Ilana Ross

What went wrong with you, non-voters? When did you sour on democracy?

Women and Hispanics Key to the Election

Don C. Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Everybody's tired. But we have to push, a little more, a little more. Especially we must encourage our friends in two groups, one a powerful minority...

Please Vote! Plus Some Comments on Fears of Fascism, the Upcoming Elections, and Higher Education Finance Reform

C. Cryn Johannsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
C. Cryn Johannsen

If we don't turn out to vote, any inkling of hope I currently posses about higher education finance reform will surely be extinguished.

Elections Being Held Around The World (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Americans may be grappling with a high-stress, frenzied midterm election, but they're not alone. Residents in several other nations are also poll-boun...

You -- Yes, You -- Can Still Make a Difference

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

If you headed down to your local Democratic party headquarters to knock on some doors; if you called, emailed, Facebooked, Tweeted every Democrat you knew; we would surprise the hell out of those Republicans smoking victory cigars.

Ten Reasons Why I'm Spending This Election Day on the Phones

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

It's tempting to spend every spare moment watching the projected results, but that changes nothing. Whatever the results, at the end of the day, I want to be able to say I did what I could.