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Long Lines at the Polls

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...

Jason Linkins

Voting Reform Initiatives Are Probably Doomed

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

Way back when President Barack Obama was reelected in November, his celebratory speech included this shout-out to the hundreds of thousands of voters ...

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...

Report: Florida's Long Lines On Election Day Caused 49,000 People Not To Vote

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics

Florida took center stage in the 2012 elections, when voters around the state had to wait in line at the polls for up to nine hours. Gov. Rick Scott (...

Strengthening the Right to Vote

David Orr | Posted 02.18.2013 | Chicago
David Orr

Prompted by the long waits President Obama criticized in his victory speech on November 6, the Senate is now the official arbiter of dozens of election reform proposals.

Amanda Terkel

Justice Department Looking At Ways To Making Voting Easier

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice is already exploring ways to "fix" the long lines and confusion voters faced when going to the polls this year...

Amanda Terkel

Senator Offers Bill To Fix Long Lines At Polls

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) is heeding President Barack Obama's election night call to "fix" the problems voters faced at the polls this y...

In This Election, Democracy Was on the Ballot

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

Regardless of which candidate they went with, in this election Americans cast an unequivocal vote for democracy. We must honor that mandate by shielding this fundamental right through new laws that ensure that our election process will be free, fair and accessible to all.

Dan Froomkin

Obama On Long Lines At Polls: 'We Have To Fix' Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama set a new goal for himself during his acceptance speech early Wednesday morning. As he spoke in Chicago, he thanked everyone...

Devotion, Suspicion and Excitement in Louisville

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gail McGowan Mellor

In the heavily African American area of well-kept middle class houses next to Shawnee Park, in Louisville, Kentucky, people across from the polls at ...

Slow Voting Process in St. Louis

Jeanine Molloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeanine Molloff

Long wait times to vote represent a covert 'poll tax.' Many people in low-income neighborhoods in Missouri are hourly wage earners who cannot afford to lose a day's wages.