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Five "Dirty Tricks" To Watch Out For When You Go Vote

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In political parlance, they're called "dirty tricks" - ways some people try to get others to not vote. These voter-suppression tricks usually involve...

FOX Goes Nuts Over ACORN

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
ZP Heller

Desperate to exacerbate the GOP's recent attacks on ACORN, FOX is fueling the fire of misinformation about the nation's largest grassroots community organizing group.

90 Second Video: Prepare For Election Day. Protect Your Rights.

Baratunde Thurston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Baratunde Thurston

This is a 90 second video with last-minute strategies to weather election day and protect your vote. So please digg the action alert and this video, so we can spread the word!

Voting Early May Be Smart, But Is It Sexy?

Padma Atluri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Padma Atluri

This year, getting an "I Voted" sticker on Election Day is considered decadent.

Word from the West: Let Us Vote!

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

After this unprecedented 50-state campaign that has electrified the nation, all Americans deserve to participate. Do not call the election -- do not concede the election -- let all our votes count.

Election 2008: What We Can Do For Our Country

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

"And now the work begins," wrote Dr. Maya Angelou in "Commencement Address." Her words have never rung more true than today. With two years of Elect...

Hour by Hour Guide to Election Returns -- Part 5: 10:00 to the bitter end

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Daniel Berrier of ElectoPundit also contributed to this Post. Part 5: 10:00 to the bitter end. All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST). 10:00...

Free Coffee, Ice Cream And Sex Toys For Voters

MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Just when you thought it was safe to focus on the issues in this historic election season, a chain of sex toy shops has joined retailers, restaurateur...

Make the Right Choice on Tuesday: Go Vote!

Ari Bendersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ari Bendersky

It is every American's responsibility to head to the polls and make their voice heard.

Hour by Hour Guide to Election Returns -- Part 3: 8:00 to 9:00

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Daniel Berrier of ElectoPundit also contributed to this Post. Part 3: 8:00 to 9:00 All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST). 8:00 PM: Polls c...

ACORN Smears Setting the Stage for Possible Post-Election Lawsuits

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

With an historic Election Day tomorrow, the McCain-Palin campaign's ACORN-voter fraud endgame may be to use their attacks as a justification for a wave of legal challenges to close election results in key states.

Electing Yourself a Racist

Daniel Blackman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Blackman

There's been a lot of discussion about the race factor and the so-called Bradley Effect - which posits that those with racist tendencies are too embar...

No Tweedles This Time

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

Who knew that the person who waited till Election Day could be considered a procrastinator, a "last minute voter"? With so many taking advantage of ...

More Reliable Than Exit Polls: Bookies (See Odds In Real Time)

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keith Thomson

To make a long story short: Historically, gamblers have proven better election forecaster than polls. As an expert told me, the betting markets will be quickest to react to news coming through today.

Hour by Hour Guide to Election Returns -- Part 1: Introduction

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Daniel Berrier of ElectoPundit also contributed to this Post. Part 1: Introduction This is actually quite simple: places 259...

Who Wants Creativity in Politics?

Dr. R. Keith Sawyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. R. Keith Sawyer

The most exciting creativity in politics comes from the people. All of us decide what is important, what we want, and how we want to get there. Creativity to the people!

Presidential Politics at the Heart of the Yellow Brick Road

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Karen Dalton-Beninato

There's still a sense of optimism running through the downstate city of Bloomington, Illinois, where Abraham Lincoln spent much of his career as a young attorney.

Sacrificing My Blog for Obama and the Good of the World

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Levine

Don't be complacent tomorrow. Even if it's inconvenient, you have to wait in line, and the neighbor behind you is the scumbag who put all those naked statues on his front lawn.

A Canadian's Appeal To American Voters

Irshad Manji | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irshad Manji

Relax - I'm not telling you who to vote for. That's your business. Rather, this blog is about what it means to be connected to the common good.

Presidential Election Momentum... The Winner May Be National Popular Vote

Rob Richie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Richie

There's a special way this election may be part of history: 2008 promises to be the very last election held under the current Electoral College system.

Chicagoans Studs Terkel and Barack Obama (and the Election of 2008)

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

John Steinbeck's widow asked Studs Terkel to write an introduction to the 50th anniversary edition of The Grapes of Wrath. And while he was working o...

Arab Americans Have Substantial Presence in Tuesday's Elections

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

When Americans across the country flock to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4, Arab Americans will be standing with them side-by-side in line to vote.

American Voters Abroad: No Double Taxation Without Real Representation

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gail McGowan Mellor

Expats have a high chance of not getting to fully participate in this election. One million absentee ballots were requested in the 2006 midterm election but only a third of those votes were counted.

Federalized Democracy: How We Elect the President -- and a Prediction

William E. Jackson Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William E. Jackson Jr.

In modern times -- with one exception -- it has been the case that the electoral vote total exaggerates the margin of victory in the popular vote.

12 Ways to Safeguard Your Vote

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Are you worried that we will wake up November 5th to find that, once again, election results in key races are in question? Here's what you can do.