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Election Reform

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Republicans Want To Alter Michigan's Electoral College. It's Not Going Over Well.

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

A proposal to change how Michigan awards Electoral College votes has drawn criticism from Democrats and voting rights groups and, as one elections exp...

Small Business Owners Think Big Business Gets More Bang for its Political Buck

John Arensmeyer | Posted 11.14.2014 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

New poll shows small businesses believe our current campaign finance system puts large corporations at a competitive advantage; entrepreneurs support significant reforms to level the playing field between small employers and big business.

Future Shock: Why Today's Votes Mortgage Tomorrow's Dreams

Hon. Joseph J. DioGuardi | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Hon. Joseph J. DioGuardi

Together, we must urge our elected officials to implement accrual accounting principles at the federal level so that our nation can finally have accountability based on accurate financial information.

Online Voter Registration in Minnesota: What a Difference a Day Makes

Jon Sherman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Jon Sherman

That's right -- online voter registration is so convenient and cost-effective that it took a whole day for Minnesota lawmakers and the governor to decide that voters shouldn't be deprived of it for even a second. And so it continued uninterrupted. What lessons can we learn from Minnesota's experience?

The Republican 'Great White Hope:' Manipulating Election Laws

Stanley Kutler | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

We have been victimized by carefully-calibrated public relations campaigns alleging that loyal, upstanding, law-abiding Americans are being negated by voter corruption. It is not true. Make no mistake: This is a Republican, corporate-funded effort to exclude American citizens from the voting process.

Clinton Condemns States' 'Assault On Voting Rights'

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- Potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton kicked off a series of speeches on Monday with a call to combat what she called...

Is Steve Peace Leading California to Disaster... Again?

Bennet Kelley | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

That this comes just after the Supreme Court liberated California from the yoke of the imprudently passed Proposition 8 should be a warning both as to the wisdom of CPPI and of the need for the state to reform what David Broder once referred to as "Direct Democracy run amok."

Actors to Farmers, and Everyone in Between: Pass Fair Elections in New York

Adam Smith | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Adam Smith

Last week, actor Liev Schreiber sat at a desk in his home in front of his computer and recorded a 20 second video after being asked by another well-kn...

NY Election Reform: America Is Watching

Michael Brune | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact
Michael Brune

Time and again, during the Sierra Club's fights for clean energy and climate action, we've seen politicians side with the fossil fuel companies that stuff their campaign coffers instead of with the people that they are supposed to represent.

A Call for Election Reform, Beginning with New York

Nick Nyhart | Posted 08.15.2013 | Impact
Nick Nyhart

In a 2011 speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, civil rights hero and Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.) eloquently described attacks ...

Democrats Strike Back At GOP Voting Measures

AP | IVAN MORENO and NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 05.21.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- In a bitter fight, Colorado Democrats recently muscled through the Statehouse a massive elections reform bill that allows voters to register...

Election Reform Bill: It's Scott Gessler vs. 75 Percent Of County Clerks

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.01.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. DENVER — Colorado’s Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler arrived late to testify at the Se...

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.

Feds Called To Investigate Problems At The Polls

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

Three congressional Democrats asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Thursday to study the "underlying causes" that forced voters to wait...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Had 2009 Game Plan For Voting Rights Act Being Struck Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the Obama administration needs a plan to deal with the likely death of a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, it may be able to du...

Can Obama Save Politics?

Scott Warren | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics
Scott Warren

One of the only subjects that Democrats and Republicans agree on right now is that our political process is broken.

Jason Linkins

Obama's Voting Reform Plan All Pomp, Little Circumstance

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics

It's now pretty much an historical fact that the road to President Barack Obama's re-election ended up running a lot smoother than the hyped-up pundit...

Chelsea Kiene

Obama's Election Commission Offers 'Business As Usual' Without Reform, Activists Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's creation of an independent Presidential Commission on Election Administration to address voting problems has sp...

Missed Opportunities: Virginia General Assembly Should Have Focused on Improving Virginia Elections

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Robert M. Brandon

The 2012 presidential election taught us that while Virginia has yet to face pervasive "Florida-like" havoc, its elections could use a makeover. Here are five changes the General Assembly could have embraced to ensure open, fair and more efficient elections in 2013.

What You Don't Know About Voting Reform...

Matthew Segal | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Matthew Segal

President Obama has now used his election night victory, Inauguration, and State of the Union address to highlight the injustice of long voting lines and voter suppression in America. The question is now what?

Monkeying Around With Democracy

Terry Newell | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Terry Newell

The fact that only one political party, whether Democrat or Republican, waves the flag for reform ought to give us pause. Changing election laws solely to give that party an advantage adds fuel to the fire of national anger over politics in America.

Chelsea Kiene

How To Fix Long Lines On Election Day: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the federal government works to address the long lines and administrative problems voters nationwide faced on Election Day, a new rep...

The New GOP Plan to Steal the 2016 Presidential Election

Douglas J. Amy | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Douglas J. Amy

In November, the Republicans used gerrymandering to win the U.S. House of Representatives. Now they want to use it to win the presidency in 2016.

Left Out! It Just Aint Right! The Extreme Center Needs to Be Heard

Peter Merriman | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics
Peter Merriman

If we are ever to get back to a government that can have the faith of the American people, we need to limit the extremists in Congress. Today, only 50 of the 435 house seats are competitive districts according to former Senator Bill Bradley.

Why Is It Easier to Fire Coaches Than Congress?

Jason Stanford | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Dr. Scott DesJarlais, who cheated on his wife with his patients and asked two of them to get abortions, was easily reelected despite a national scandal. Why? He's a Republican, and the Republican-controlled legislature made sure only a Republican could win his district.