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Democrats Should Widen Focus on Voter Suppression

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans want to make it harder to vote, Democrats want to make it easier. It's a simple concept, and it's one that strikes at a foundational belief most Americans share: Things always get better throughout American history, never worse.

Improving the Voter Experience

Nancy LeaMond | Posted 04.11.2014 | Fifty
Nancy LeaMond

With so many important issues facing the electorate this fall and in 2016, voters have a lot at stake. If recent elections are any indication, we can expect older voters to turn out in droves. We want to make sure that these voters -- indeed, voters of all ages -- have a quality experience and an opportunity to exercise their civic responsibility.

Dem Candidate Calls For Federal Investigation Into Ohio Voting Restrictions

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald (D-Ohio), who is running to unseat Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), continued his battle against voting restrictions...

Keep People From Voting? It Never Crossed Their Minds! (Right...)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Republicans prefer shutout to turnout... ...

Walker Deals Blow To Early Voting

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed a bill Thursday limiting early voting in the state, but vetoed a portion of the bill that would have restricted...

Wisconsin State Senate Delivers Blow To Early Voting

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin state Senate voted Wednesday to end weekend voting before statewide elections and allow lobbyists to make politica...

Rights Only for the Right People

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

All those rights Americans cherish, those fundamental human and political freedoms protected by the U.S. Constitution, Republicans contend those aren't really inalienable rights or anything solid or permanent like that.

Showdown Anticipated Over Voting Restrictions In Ohio

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

Cuyahoga County executive Ed FitzGerald (D-Ohio), who is running for governor, announced Thursday at a press conference that he will challenge new vot...

Ohio Election Laws Eliminate Opportunities for Voters

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics
Robert M. Brandon

Eliminating the opportunity for voters to register and vote in-person in the same visit and tying the hands of local officials who best understand their community puts party preference ahead of the needs of the Ohioans legislators are supposed to represent.

Ohio Early Voting Will No Longer Take Place On Sundays, Weekday Evenings

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

Ohio voters will no longer be able to take part in early voting on Sundays or weekday nights, according to hours set by Secretary of State Jon Husted....

UGH: Another GOP Voter Suppression Push In Ohio

P.G. Sittenfeld | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
P.G. Sittenfeld

In recent days, an alarming episode has been on unfolding in Hamilton County, where I serve as a Cincinnati City Councilman. Cloaked in the guise of an administrative relocation is a Republican move aimed at voter suppression.

Key Dates for Voters Before the March Primary

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.18.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Are you registered to vote? Do you know when early voting starts? Absentee voting? We've compiled the important dates for the March 18 primary in today's chart.

The Right to Vote? Meet the GOP Confidence Game

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Facts? They'll go with feelings... ...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Governor: We Didn't 'Shorten Early Voting,' We 'Compacted The Calendar'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Aug. 13, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed into law a voter ID bill that was widely denounced by civil rights advocates. Not...

State's Republicans Pushing To End Early Voting On The Weekend

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

Wisconsin Republicans are working to end early voting on the weekend. On Nov. 14, a measure passed the state assembly that would require county cle...

History Repeats Itself: Why Is South Dakota Denying American Indians an Equal Opportunity to Vote?

Eunice Hyon Min Rho | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Eunice Hyon Min Rho

Every election, South Dakota voters have 46 days when they can vote early, which makes it easier for people to take part in our democracy. But the rul...

Get Out What Vote?

Scott Levenson | Posted 11.09.2013 | New York
Scott Levenson

It is mind-boggling that winning candidates regularly assume office with mandates that are hardly representative of the diverse makeup of the city's population. Leaders cannot govern effectively with the support of such a paltry slice of the electorate.

LOOK: Anti-Suffragette Postcards Show Fighting For Change Has Never Been Easy

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.09.2013 | Women

Though it’s easy to take your ability to vote for granted, it’s important to remember how relatively recently this right was won -- 93 years ago t...

Release the Hounds -- North Carolina GOP's Amazing Attack on Voting Rights

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

North Carolina Republicans, engaged in an extraordinary months-long attack on ordinary North Carolinians, turned their attention yesterday to trying to cover their tracks and hold themselves less accountable to those to whom they done the most damage.

North Carolina Speeds Up to Run Election Red Light?

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Republicans are at it again, making it harder to vote. It is no coincidence that these major voting changes are being considered a week after the Supreme Court struck down the coverage formula in Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act.

Clinton Reveals How He Knew Key State Would Go To Dems

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton revealed on Friday why he felt confident that Democrats would win Florida in the 2012 elections. "I looked in the eye...

A Modest Early Voting Rise in 2012

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Without a catalyst of a large state adopting early voting, I expect the early voting rate will again rise modestly in 2016. The trend should continue upward since once a state adopts early voting, the percentage of voters voting early tends to increase from election to election.

Recent Chris Christie Move Sparks Questions

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

A pricetag of nearly $24 million was not enough to stop Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) from calling a special election on Tuesday to fill the seat of de...

Block the Vote

Joan Fitz-Gerald | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Joan Fitz-Gerald

North Carolina is one of the latest examples of this effort, where Republicans are attempting to pass bills that would require voter ID at the polls, reduce early voting hours and eliminate same day voter registration.

We Can Fix That

Penda D. Hair | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
Penda D. Hair

Protecting our democracy starts with protecting the fundamental right to vote. The U.S. is one of only eleven of the 119 democratic countries in the world that do not explicitly provide the right to vote in their Constitutions.