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Election Fraud

E.U. Confirms Wide Fraud in Afghan Presidential Runoff Election

New York Times | Posted 12.16.2014 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A new report by European Union election observers on Tuesday supports some of the most stark estimates of systematic electoral ...

If Mike Royko Were Here

Roger Wright | Posted 12.03.2014 | Chicago
Roger Wright

Mike Royko died young in 1997. But it's when real stories like this one about the robocalls bubble up from the political stew of chicanery, comedy and crime that is Chicago---that Royko inspires. Like he inspired this.

Citizens United? Latinos, Blacks, Wage Earners and All of Us

Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D.

Beware the thinking that the midterms draw a lower voter turnout and that recently won seats will be up for grabs come 2016. For those remotely left of center, whatever that means anymore, who think that this day after the election was a mighty hangover, just wait.

Democracy's Most Cherished Act

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Maybe democracy is still a viable concept. I harbor a vestige of hope that it is. But democracy's most cherished act has got to be something more profound than pulling a lever or making an X in a box.

Afghan Presidential Election Takes Dangerous Turn

Sam Schneider | Posted 08.20.2014 | World
Sam Schneider

Afghanistan's presidential election has taken a turn for the worst. Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah announced his decision to boycott the national election commission and demand the vote-counting process be brought to a grinding halt.

Friday Talking Points -- From Bears to Zombies

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Gay marriage is becoming legal in so many states, it's hard to keep up these days. As federal court after federal court strikes down laws against marriage equality, some politicians have realized it's a losing battle.

Leave Election Integrity to Chance

American Statistical Association | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
American Statistical Association

Even if we count votes by hand, there will be mistakes. How can we have confidence in the results?

John Celock

Kansas Immigration Foe Gets Mixed Message From Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas state Senate passed legislation Thursday evening that would give Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) power to investig...

Playing Dirty: Lying, Fraud Rock Elections

Mother Jones | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

America has come a long way from the days of Jim Crow segregation, but our voting system is far from perfect, and even today there are organizations c...

America: Land of Shady Elections

Carl Gibson | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Carl Gibson

If a country proclaimed itself as the standard-bearer for democracy around the world, while a son of one of the country's presidential candidates owned voting machines in a state known for swinging elections, would you take that country's claims seriously?

Throwing a Yellow Flag at Election Officials

Mike Edwards | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Mike Edwards

The NFL removes an official from a game for merely being a fan, and yet our elections are being officiated by the players themselves. This, of course, has consequences.

GOP-Linked Firm's Fraud Puts Thousands Of Voters At Risk

Miami Herald | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE -- The obviously fraudulent applications filed by a vendor hired by the Republican Party of Florida have gained wide attention in a case t...

10 Football Players Plead Guilty To Election Fraud

AP | DAVE KOLPACK | Posted 10.07.2012 | College

FARGO, N.D. -- Ten football players at North Dakota State pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor election fraud and were sentenced to community service...

Voter ID Defenders Make Major Admission

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

Defendants in a case against one of the nation's strictest voter ID laws in Pennsylvania made a major concession to plaintiffs this week, just days ah...

Text Messages Implicate Speaker And State Rep In Election Fraud

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.19.2012 | Detroit

While a fiery prosecutor's report condemns their actions and Democrats call for their resignations, it appears that, for the moment, Michigan House Sp...

Gessler: A 'Good Election' Is When 'Republicans Win'

Posted 06.26.2012 | Denver

On Tuesday, ColoradoPols.com unearthed a video of Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler talking about election integrity that may raise some eyebr...

Obama Campaign Recruiting Army Of Unprecedented Size

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics

OLYMPIA, Wash. — President Barack Obama's campaign has recruited a legion of lawyers to be on standby for this year's election as legal disputes...

How We Can Protect Coloradans' Right to Vote

Luis Toro | Posted 04.08.2012 | Denver
Luis Toro

The Colorado legislature and Governor Hickenlooper have an opportunity to play a small role in the ongoing American story of protecting the right to vote, and they ought to take it.

Day Of The Voting Dead in South Carolina

Corey Hutchins | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Corey Hutchins

"We must have certainty in South Carolina that zombies aren't voting," Rep. Alan Clemmons has testified at a hearing into claims that more than 950 people who voted in the recent elections could actually be dead.

Typical Putin Reaction to Elections

Damian Kolodiy | Posted 02.07.2012 | World
Damian Kolodiy

So does Vladimir Putin think that if he called American elections unfair that people would be inspired to demonstrate??? It would be quite amazing tha...

Putin Slams Clinton For Encouraging Protesters

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 02.07.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, facing the possibility of nationwide protests against his rule, on Thursday accused U.S. Secreta...

Tea Party Scandal Explodes in Arizona Recall Election

Jeff Biggers | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

As Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce replaced three members on the state's Ethics Committee over an investigation of a colleague's domestic abuse charges, his own campaign in the upcoming recall election spiraled deeper into allegations of fraud and ethic violations.

Iraqis Take to Street in Protest; "It Will Start Again Next Friday," Says Alusi

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

Former Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi contacted me last Friday to report that major protests are taking place across Iraq. While there have bee...

Afghanistan: An Election Without Results

Abdulhadi Hairan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abdulhadi Hairan

Everyone here is impatient to know the outcome of the much-discussed, controversial Afghan elections, but two months have passed and still no one has a clue about the real situation.

To Vote or Not to Vote

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

The wisdom of elections in fragile places is questioned by those who fear they will exacerbate tensions and provoke violence.