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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 ...

New Mexico Minority Voters Report Intimidation By GOP Lawyer And PI

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Minority voters in New Mexico report to TPMmuckraker that a private investigator working with Republican party lawyer Pat Rogers has appeared in perso...

And Larry David Thinks He's Frightened?

Richard Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Richard Lewis

I simply will not tolerate another stolen vote and election, tantamount to a sentence of another four-to-eight years of Hell, because we haven't been vigilant and done our jobs.

Poll Numbers? We Don't Need Your Stinkin' Poll Numbers -- We've Got Google Instead

Daniel Sinker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Sinker

Google Trends closely resembles the data coming out of the national pollsters. Take the Pepsi challenge on the two charts, and you'd be hard pressed to guess which is which.

Americans Still Undecided on How Much to Hate Undecided Voters

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Notte

Observers from both sides of the aisle should seize upon this opportunity and focus their collective rage at its source: undecided voters.

McCain Campaign Tried Using Assault Hoax to Slime Obama

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

According to one of the actual police reports documenting the charade's unraveling, Ashley Todd says she can't remember whether she mutilated her own face, or had someone else do it.

If Democracy Is Denied

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

The sheer momentum of the Obama-Biden ticket has triggered frantic and massive Republican vote-rigging operations in key battleground states designed ...

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...

Dems Canvass Unlikely Voters in Rural VA, Find Plenty of Misinformation

Mark Meier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Meier

Jennifer Johnson and Sarah Johnson, friends since college rather than relatives, meet me at one of three Obama offices in Charlottesville. A reliabl...