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Voter Fraud

We Must Protect Voting Rights

Barbra Streisand | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Barbra Streisand

The new laws requiring US citizens to produce photo IDs at the poll are designed to deprive elderly and minority citizens of the precious right to cast their vote. These regressive laws are themselves the most dangerous voter fraud threatening American democracy.

Dan Froomkin

Data Shows How GOP Voter ID Campaign Is Based On Bunk | Dan Froomkin | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

The stated rationale behind the Republican campaign to require voter ID at the polls is utterly baseless, evidence from a new study confirms. Repub...

WATCH: Stewart Blasts Fox News' Voter Fraud Hype

Posted 08.09.2012 | Comedy

Anyone tuning into Fox News these past few months has probably noticed a growing trend in what they're covering: voter fraud. They've even gone so far...

Dan Froomkin

In Philadelphia, Voter ID Law Hits Blacks, Latinos Harder | Dan Froomkin | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

A Pennsylvania law that would turn away voters who don't have a valid photo ID would disproportionately suppress voting in Philadelphia's minority nei...

Reporters Know What the 'Voter ID' Push Is Really About. Why Don't They Just Say So?

Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.29.2012 | Media
Dan Froomkin

Does any journalist who is not an overt shill for the right actually believe that Republicans are pushing voter ID laws because they're concerned about voter fraud? No, of course not.

Enable Voting, Don't Disable Voting

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

What are the factors influencing voting turnout that may be causing Americans to be less likely to vote? We can learn from other countries how to enable, rather than disable voting.

Republicans Have Made It Harder to Vote, Easier to Buy Guns

Bob Cesca | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

In a Republican world, it's mandatory for government to regulate voting even though the Constitution repeatedly deregulates voting, while it's a trespass against patriotism to regulate firearms, even though the Constitution explicitly calls for firearms to be "well regulated."

Red Alert

Jonathan Richards | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


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...

The New Banana Republics

Mark Axelrod | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Mark Axelrod

Several states have become the new Banana Republics. You see, what they have gleaned from those former dictatorships is that the right to vote is no longer a right, but a privilege.

Make 'Em Pay

Jim Worth | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Jim Worth

A message must also be sent to Rove, the Kochs, Romney and the Supreme Court that we are not for sale. This should start by telling Congress that the DISCLOSE Act is a necessary first step to preserving our democracy and the integrity of our elections.

Zombies Beware! Republicans Don't Want You to Vote

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

The GOP likes to conjure up images of the dearly departed to convince the rest of us that untold numbers of live voters are using their identities to illegally cast their ballots and sway elections to the detriment of everyone. Except the evidence proves that's not what is happening.

It's Not About Pets, But Helping People to Register

Page Gardner | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Page Gardner

Out of seven million applications a few of them have gone astray, the result of errors in a mailing list. Two years ago that would be understood. But in today's toxic operating environment, it's an excuse to yell "fraud" and distract us from the real story -- the crisis in our democracy.

Is Texas' Voter ID Law Akin to a Poll Tax?

John M. Burns | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics
John M. Burns

It is vital that Texas SB 14 is examined and judged by the potential and obvious outcomes its implementation would produce, which will undoubtedly be to disproportionally disenfranchise and abridge the right of certain classes of American citizens to vote.

Officials Rule On Voter Fraud Allegations In Badger State

AP | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

RACINE, Wis. -- Authorities who investigated allegations of voter fraud in a Wisconsin Senate recall election that went to a recount say they've found...

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.

State Voter ID Law Threatens To Disenfranchise More Than 750,000

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

Pennsylvanians will be required to show government-issued photo identification in order to cast votes in November, thanks to a GOP-supported voter ID ...

Pennsylvania Republican Blows His Party's Cover on Voter ID Laws

Bob Edgar | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Bob Edgar

For months, GOP legislators across the country have demanded tough voter identification requirements as an antidote to an epidemic of vote fraud. Now, thanks to a burst of honesty, we see that the voter ID campaign is the real fraud.

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...

GOPer Makes Shocking Voter ID Comment

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

Mike Turzai, the Pennsylvania GOP House majority leader, said that a strict new voter ID law will help Republicans win the state for the first time si...

The Real Crisis: 35 Percent of Americans Not Registered to Vote

Page Gardner | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Page Gardner

We all know dogs don't vote. But that fact is news to the right wing. They are using the story of a dead dog getting a voter registration application in the mail to fan the flames of -- you guessed it -- so-called "voter fraud."

Voter Registration Forms Sent To Dead Dog

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

Mozart is one dog who will not have his day. The family canine from Bedford County, Va., will be absent at polls on Election Day, despite an encour...

Black Clergy Join Forces With Black Caucus on Voting Rights Issues

Debbie Hines | Posted 08.07.2012 | Black Voices
Debbie Hines

Black clergy from the Conference of National Black Churches ("CNBC") joined forces with the Congressional Black Caucus ("CBC") in Washington, DC for a first ever summit last week to discuss new voting laws, voting registration strategy and empowerment of the black vote.

John Celock

GOP Denies Voter Fraud | John Celock | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin Republicans are saying they are not behind a voter fraud allegation tied to a phone number registered to the party. A spokesman for the ...

GOP Election Official Defends Voter ID

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) defended the state's new voter identification law as a way to prevent election fraud during a stop in Wichit...