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Voter Fraud

The Bright Side

Steven Clifford | Posted 11.11.2014 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

With Republicans controlling both houses, I no longer fear that Ebola-infected terrorists are crossing the Rio Grande. I can sleep soundly. Also, as I cannot afford to replace my wife's wardrobe, so I am relieved that Sharia law will not be imposed.

Vote Suppressors At It Again: A Response to Hans van Spakovsky

J. Gerald Hebert | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
J. Gerald Hebert

Von Spakovsky claims that he wants to protect our "vibrant democracy" by making it "easy to vote and hard to cheat." But what he really seems to want is to make it harder to vote and not much harder to cheat.

Taking Anti-Immigrant Fervor Too Far

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 11.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul A. Reyes

What's the matter with Kansas? A decade ago, a best-selling book of that title examined how Kansas veered rightward after a long history as a left-wing hotbed. It looks like Kansas may be shifting course again.

Choice Between Voters and Rioters?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

While some nations have imposed voting as mandatory for all citizens, the process of disenfranchisement in the US appears to be tolerated and/or encouraged at least by some political elites who claim to represent us as a whole.

Voter Fraud: The GOP Boogyman

Kathy Gill | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Kathy Gill

We've put far too much energy into combatting a non-existent problem and too little in resolving real issues of enfranchisement. Remember this when you vote in this general election.

Raising Our Voices When Others Try to Silence Them

Cristóbal Joshua Alex | Posted 12.20.2014 | Latino Voices
Cristóbal Joshua Alex

Forcing voters to use photo ID and perpetuating the myth of rampant voter fraud is nothing more than a strategy to keep growing minority communities on the sidelines. And unfortunately, it works.

The Best Ways to Increase Voter Registration, and Voting

John A. Tures | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

Wherever traditionally under-registered people congregate, this has the potential to do more than reach people in a partisan fashion, or by phone or email.

Voter Suppression Is Un-American

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

It does seem a bit ridiculous, doesn't it? That we still have to fight for voting rights, fight against laws that seek to suppress the vote, laws that will have a disproportionate impact on those Americans who -- had they been of voting age before 1965 -- would likely have been barred because of their race?

Friday Talking Points -- Games the Whole Family Can Play

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The head of the Secret Service abruptly resigned, after she got grilled by Congress over several disconcerting lapses which happened on her watch. She fell on her sword immediately, to her credit, rather than drawing the story out day after day.

Exploding Inequality Is Threatening Our Democracy

Jon Wisman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Jon Wisman

If democracy is to endure, it's time for the non-elites to recognize that class warfare is being waged against them and rigorously fight back. It isn't just their material well-being that's at stake, it is also their freedom and our democracy.

State Senator Resigns After Voter Fraud Case

AP | By JUDY LIN | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State Sen. Rod Wright submitted his resignation Monday after he was sentenced last week to three months in jail for lying ...

The Technology of Democracy

Christopher M. Kelly | Posted 10.25.2014 | Technology
Christopher M. Kelly

The question is how can we improve this technology to bring our polling places and voting experience into the 21st century? And how do we pay for this technology?

Don't Let Michigan Republicans Fool You Again

Dale Hansen | Posted 10.05.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

So while Republicans have spent the last few months putting lipstick on the pig that is their legislative priorities, it is important for voters to remember that the softened positions these individuals are taking now don't represent a true Republican agenda.

Ryan J. Reilly

Only Case Of Voter Fraud Cited In Wisconsin Voter ID Ruling Involved A Scott Walker Fan

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

The only example of voter fraud that the Wisconsin Supreme Court cited Thursday when it upheld a state voter ID law signed by Gov. Scott Walker (R) wa...

Republicans Claim They Uncovered Voter Fraud After Posting A Reward

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

By Jonathan Kaminsky June 12 (Reuters) - Alabama Republicans, who offered a $1,000 reward for substantiated reports of voter fraud in ...

Republicans Offer $1,000 Reward For Voter Fraud Crimes That Haven't Been Committed Yet

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

As Alabama voters headed to the polls on Tuesday for the state's 2014 election primaries, Republicans made it clear on Monday that they will be out in...

Rand Paul: Voter ID Is Great, Just Don't Talk Too Much About It

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) believes voter ID laws are perfectly fine, just as long as Republicans don't speak too loudly about them. The Kentucky Repub...

Richard Nixon's Son-In-Law And State GOP Chairman Accused Of Voter Fraud

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

The chairman of the Republican Party of New York, who is former President Richard Nixon's son-in-law, was accused by Democrats of voter fraud. The...

Judicial Progress on Voter ID

Joshua A. Douglas | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Joshua A. Douglas

The tides are turning on voter ID. Within the past week, a federal judge in Wisconsin and a state judge in Arkansas invalided their states' strict voter ID laws, and a Pennsylvania judge refused to reconsider his January decision striking down Pennsylvania's voter ID law.

Ryan J. Reilly

In-Person Voter Fraud Is Virtually Nonexistent, Federal Judge Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Trying to crack down on in-person voter fraud isn't a strong enough justification for Wisconsin's voter ID law, a federal judge ruled Tu...

Open Letter to the Republican Party

Paul Steven Stone | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Paul Steven Stone

"Voter fraud" has the same believability and cover story value as euphemisms like, "Enhanced Interrogations" or "Clean Coal." Everybody knows what you're doing, and can see through your lies, even while you deny doing anything and continue to behave in the same manner.

Rand Paul: GOP 'May Have Over-Emphasized' Voter Fraud Fears

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) speculated that the Republican Party may be exaggerating the extent of voter fraud, as more GOP-controlled states pass new vote...

West Virginia Secretary Of State Accuses Koch-Backed Group Of 'Misleading' Voters

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant attacked Americans for Prosperity, a conservative nonprofit backed by billionaires Charles and David ...

Democrats Should Widen Focus on Voter Suppression

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.14.2014 | 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.

Obama: The 'Real Voter Fraud' Comes From 'People Who Try To Deny Our Rights'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered a fiery speech against Republicans on Friday, charging that the GOP is threatening voting rights in America. Appea...