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236.com: If They Im'd: Persuasive Candidates And Persuadable Voters

236.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you thought undecideds were hard to comprehend, meet the persuadables. One in seven voters polled say that while they've already picked their candi...

Voter Turnout Expected To Be Highest In Decades

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Voter turnout will be the highest in decades, dwarfing recent presidential elections, experts predict. The only question dividing e...

Obama in Cambodia

Elena Lesley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elena Lesley

As an American, I am always struck by the amount of attention paid to U.S. politics by citizens of other countries -- we certainly do not return the favor -- and this year, interest is especially keen.

Obama Could Lose Election Due To Voter Suppression

Judah Freed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judah Freed

Republicans are seeking to suppress the voter turnout among youth, minorities and poor people. If Republicans can prevent enough Democrats from casting ballots, McCain could win the election.

America's Choice

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

The choice America makes will be a world wide broadcast on whether it is content with mediocrity and the cancer of anti-intellectualism that began to spread this Election season.

I Am Racist!

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abby L. Ferber

Race will be a factor in this presidential election. It is always a factor in our society. How much race impacts the election will depend on our willingness to consciously strive to be anti-racist.

Barbra Streisand Calls on Women to Vote

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Derrick

In her new bipartisan PSA, Barbra Streisand urges women to vote, reminding us all that "We don't have dream about the future. We wake up and vote for...

Maybe You Shouldn't Vote

Bill Folman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Folman

I ask that you take a moment to answer the following questions and determine whether you have the skill and the know-how to vote responsibly for our next president.

The Republican Voter Fraud Myth: An Examination

Washington Independent | Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Earlier this month, Republicans in Ohio lost their lawsuit challenging a state rule that allows voters to register and vote early on the same day. But...

What to do Before and (If Necessary) After the Election is Stolen

Roberto Lovato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roberto Lovato

When I hear the fear of first-time voters like 21-year-old Bertha Barrios, I hear the voice of a generation raised beneath the specter of questions about our last two elections.

Video The Vote Urges Voters To Document Poll Problems

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Video The Vote" is urging voters to get ready for election problems with a new video. The group urges people to film any issues they see at polling p...

Forget Generation Y. We're Looking at Generation Engaged

Devin Talbott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Devin Talbott

This current generation of youth has been called many things -- narcissistic, apathetic, addicted to technology and perpetually immature. Yet one thing can't be denied: they are a generation engaged.

236.com: Thought Process Flowchart: Undecided Voters

236.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The race for president between Barack Obama and John McCain has been going on for close to 17 years now, and yet still--still!--there are some voters ...

Obama: Don't Pick out the White House Drapes Yet!

Robert Guttman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Guttman

Obama should not sit comfortably on his impressive lead at the moment. Obama staffers should refrain from beginning to think about what role they might play in the White House.

Call Out For Election Protection Wiki Help

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Volunteers at the Center for Media and Democracy's Election Protection Wiki have collected unbelievable reports of voter suppression nationwide in the nine days since it went online.

Zelizer's Book Corner: Larry Bartels' Unequal Democracy

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

Bartels provides readers with stunning statistical data about the close connection between partisanship, policy, and economic inequality. The book demonstrates that it will make a huge difference which party will be in power after November.

Palin Mistakes Fans For Protesters At Va. Rally

AP | BOB LEWIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. — Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin mistook some of her own fans for hecklers Monday at a rally that drew thousan...

The Purge Surge: Why the GOP Is Nuts About ACORN

Rick Hasen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Hasen

Obama is running way ahead in the polls, and if he wins in a landslide it is not because Donald Duck has voted thousands of times in key swing states.

20/20 Has Slanted Vision

Andy Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andy Bernstein

When producers from ABC's 20/20 called, it was naïve of us to believe that they would do anything but use the worst interviews of the dozens at their disposal.

Politico: McCain Set To Lose Hispanic Vote "In A Landslide"

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite championing immigration reform in 2007, John McCain is poised to lose the Hispanic vote by a landslide margin that is well below President Geo...

Elections officials deny illegally purging voters

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — A newspaper report Thursday said tens of thousands of eligible voters have been removed from rolls or blocked from registering in at ...

Palin Likens Her Supporters to the Worst Fans in Baseball

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Disgrasian

As if I needed one more reason to loathe Sarah Palin, here's another: she likened the Republican presidential ticket to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Signatures Sought To Lure Palin To Michigan

Detroit Free Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michigan's not ready to let go of the McCain-Palin ticket that easy. In yet another overture to get vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin to Michigan...

Here's My Take: Your Top Three Issues

Jennifer Bogut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Bogut

"Here's My Take" gives you an opportunity to present your view, opinion, or choice in a way that blog comment sections and op-eds don't permit. It's a new format!

Why 8 Million (or More) African-Americans are Unregistered

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

By not voting, the critics say, blacks betray the struggle and sacrifice of those who fought and in some cases died for their rights to vote. This guilt laden reprimand is much too simplistic.