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Why Vote Fraud Is Possible and What To Do About It

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

The consensus is that this presidential election may all come down to Ohio and a few other "swing" states, as it did in 2000 and 2004. If there are any voting irregularities to be found this time around, Ohio will be the place to look first.

Call It Democracy 2012: An Electoral Storm

Matt Kohn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Matt Kohn

There is no better time than the present for American citizens to take a look at the history of presidential elections through the lens of the Electoral College.

Politicians Should Think Like Scientists, Physicist-Congressman Says

Posted 09.26.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor Published: 09/26/2012 01:14 PM EDT on LiveScience Global warming, counterterrorism efforts that profile M...

American Voter Turnout Lower Than Other Wealthy Countries

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Regardless of which metric of eligibility you use, the United States has one of the lowest voter turnouts of any of the comparator countries, while Australia and Belgium have the highest.

100 Years at the "Hart" of American Elections

Keya Dannenbaum | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Keya Dannenbaum

For the vast majority of voting Americans, elections are a quadrennial affair. And while we may have a great time watching the politics -- who's up, w...

Beer and wine wholesalers behind legislators pushing controversial voter ID laws

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Paul AbowdiWatch NewsSome of America's best known brands are dropping their membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council at least part...

Electronic Voting Technology Solutions in Search of a Problem

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Our tech guru gestured enthusiastically towards the printer while asking me, "How's the new id-enabled printing going?" "The what?" "Id-enabled pri...

Digital Democracy in Doubt

Dan Rather | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dan Rather

The new electronic voting machines have raised as many questions as they have answered. And they all boil down to the very definition of a democracy: How can the public be sure that each vote counts?

Design Your Own Election Ballot

nytimes.com | The NEW YORK TIMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In the September primary, civic-minded New Yorkers will be greeted with new ballots and voting machines. The familiar quaint curtains and squeaky leve...

Florida: Weak Election Audits Only, Thank You

Sue Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sue Wilson

In Sarasota, Florida today, a four year long battle over real election accountability has come to a bitter end.

The Most Ominous Monopoly

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

America's love story with capitalism is crystallized in the merger of two computerized voting machine giants like nothing that has ever been seen before in American history.

KY Election Officials Arrested, Charged With 'Changing Votes at E-Voting Machines'

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

Will the voting machine company representatives out there continue to report that no election has ever been manipulated via an electronic voting system?

I Wonder If Al Franken Still Is Dismissive of Election Fraud Now

Mark Crispin Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Crispin Miller

'm trying very hard to keep from gloating inwardly about Al Franken's plight, since, from Election Day, 2004, he has always pointedly denied the evidence of fraud by the Republicans.

Battle For The West: Colorado 2008 = Florida 2000?

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ryan Rivera

Colorado 2008 = Florida 2000? The Colorado Independent wonders if Colorado will take the crown as the poster child for Election Day dysfunction thi...

Ohio 2008 Opens With a Subpoena, A Surge and Calls For Election Protection

Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman

The presidency could again be decided here by how well what's left of the American democratic process can be protected.

How About Bailing Out The Ballot Box?

Julian E. Zelizer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julian E. Zelizer

Although Congress is now preoccupied by the massive bailout of the financial markets that might cost $700 billion or more, government officials should...

Flaws In DuPage County Voting Machines?

Naperville Sun | Bill Mego | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A month ago, when I asked the DuPage County Election Commission to tell us how it is dealing with the known dangers of electronic voting, the number ...

PA Election Day: Turnout and Voting Machine Issues

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Uptake

On the ground reporting of morning turnout and voting machine problems in Pennsylvania.

Video Chat With Diebold Expert Threatened By Voting Machine Company

Jacob Soboroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacob Soboroff

I video chatted yesterday with Princeton professor Edward Felten. After he was alerted to strange vote tallies by Sequoia voting machines on Super Tuesday, Sequoia wrote to tell Felton that if he investigated the malfunction, even at the request of county clerks, it may be grounds for a lawsuit against him.