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If National Security Matters, Don't Vote GOP

Donna and Ed Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Donna and Ed Bassett

We haven't been hit domestically again by terrorists because of the work of dedicated men and women, domestic and foreign, who have kept us safe -- in spite of the Bush Administration, not because of it.

A Few Tips for Young Voters on Not Ruining Next Tuesday for Everyone

Kirker Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kirker Butler

Believe it or not, you guys are the most important voting block in America. You have the power to change the direction of our country and the world. Don't blow it!

The Silent Saudi Squeeze (and a Suffragist Solution)

Rachel Haimowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Haimowitz

As our presidential nominees discuss bailouts and economic plans they have largely ignored one particular issue that underpins them all: Saudi Arabia.

This Election Doesn't Leave Our Children Behind

Christopher Fink | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christopher Fink

Many children have been learning about and engaged with this election. This is sure to have an affect on our children's sense of civic responsibility to vote and care about our democracy as they grow up.

Drinking the ACORN Kool-Aid: How Cries of Voter Fraud Cover Up GOP Elections Theft

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Greg Palast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Greg Palast

While Republicans had the media searching for links between Obama and ACORN, RNC operatives were busily completing one of the most massive voter suppression and purging efforts in American history.

Voters Wrongly Flagged For Ineligibility

CNN.com | Abbie Boudreau and Scott Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- College senior Kyla Berry was looking forward to voting in her first presidential election, even carrying her voter registra...

If You Vote Third Party and Elect McCain/Palin, This Is Who You Empower!! Don't Do It!!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

To underscore that voting third party or not voting at all will help elect McCain and Palin, and thereby re-empower the self-righteous ideologues who ...

Why 2008 is Not 2004 Redux: Remember the Bush/Kerry Matchup? Kerry was Polling Strongly, Right? Think Again.

Daniel Sinker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Sinker

Bush held the lead in 22 out of 25 polls going into election day in 2004. Those leads, which averaged 2.23% for Bush, very closely mirrored the final election outcome: a 2.45% margin.

Better Machinery And Registration Procedures Needed To Cure For Election Fraud Fears

LA Times | Charles Stewart III | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Escalating rage over the role of ACORN in registering presumably Democratic voters threatens to undermine the political legitimacy of a Barack Obama v...

New Mexico GOP Sued For Voter Intimidation

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) has sent out a press release about a lawsuit against the New Mexico GOP after reports th...

In Georgia, 10,000 Misprint Absentee Ballots to Be Recopied by Hand

Sage Boucher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sage Boucher

At least 10,000 absentee voters from Gwinnett County, Ga., used a ballot that was printed with the wrong bubble. Scanners refused to read the heavily...

Voting for Obama

Craig Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Barnes

Last Wednesday, I went to the Fair Grounds of Santa Fe to vote. When I sat in that small booth and my pen came to the circle beside the name Barack Obama, an indescribable lump rose in my throat.

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.

Citizens Denied the Vote: Expand Registration Grace Period To Election Day

Dan Johnson-Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dan Johnson-Weinberger

Let's extend our registration grace period through election day in 2010 and stop excluding citizens from voting.

Chuck Todd: African-American Turnout Putting Deep Red States In Play (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Appearing on Meet the Press, NBC's Chuck Todd noted that early voting is "through the roof," and that turnout is threatening John McCain even in state...

New York Times Gets It Very, Very Wrong

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Heather Smith

You may have seen the New York Times article yesterday accusing Rock the Vote of giving New Yorkers the wrong address to mail voter registration forms. Don't let this sloppy journalism scare you.

The Four Types of Undecided Voters

Barbara Dehn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barbara Dehn

With eight days to go, and two totally different candidates, how can anyone still be undecided? Turns out, there are lots of different kinds of undecided voters. They don't fall neatly into an easily parodied pigeon hole.

Attention GenY'ers! Talk To Your Parents! Don't Let GenJonesers Vote Against Themselves!

David Paulsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paulsen

Convince them, as the children of several former Republican Governors convinced their parents to come out for Obama, as GenJoneser Caroline Kennedy's GenY kids moved her from Hillary to Barack.

Early-Voting Trends Appear To Favor Barack Obama

Los Angeles Times | Peter Nicholas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Record numbers of voters across the nation are casting ballots before election day, including high proportions of Democrats and African Americans in s...

A Tale of Two Attacks on Campaign Volunteers

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Disgrasian

As we said before, committing physical violence against someone who holds a different opinion from your own is reprehensible and not to be tolerated under any circumstances.

Obama Strategists: We Are Dominating the Field

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Sen. Barack Obama is off the campaign trail, but his top aides are running hard today. Obama's senior strategists held a national news conference by ...

Congressional Races Could Hinge On Immigrants: Report

Chicago Public Radio | Chip Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A report based on new voter-registration data predicts Latino immigrants will play a big role in Chicago-area Congressional races. An Illinois Coalit...

Sustained Focus and Effort: Sports Clichés, the Election and Our Place in the World

Sean Hartofilis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean Hartofilis

Our democracy has given us an opportunity to start again with renewed focus and effort. The past has happened. We must remember it and learn from it.

Dems Mobilize Against GOP-Planned Showdown at Ohio Polls

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

Republicans intend to place GOP recruits inside Ohio polling places on Election Day to challenge the qualifications of certain voters. The Obama campa...

Bush Votes Early For McCain

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Bush, who has been rarely seen on the campaign trail, cast his ballot for GOP presidential nominee John McCain. In past ...