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ACORN's Plan To Turn Registrations Into Votes

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

We want to assure you that partisan attacks will not interfere with ACORN members' determination to involve low-income, minority, and new American voters across the country.

Protecting your vote using Net technolgies

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig Newmark

It's better to prevent voting problems than to try to fix them after the fact. I'm not talking about "voter fraud," like where nonexistent humans are...

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.

How Electronic Voting Machines Could Steal Our Democracy

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Kim

A small number of people could easily program DREs to flip votes, and the evidence of this crime would be safely locked inside the machines.

Pennsylvanians On Guard Against GOP Voter Suppression

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Denise Dennis

In 2000, it was Florida. In 2004, it was Ohio. This year, the war over vote counts and GOP suppression efforts seem to be shifting. Some analysts hav...

Online Assistance Arrives to Combat Voting Hurdles, Glitches and Dirty Tricks

Sarah Granger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah Granger

Twitter users are encouraged to report any voting problems with the hashtag #votereport now through Election Day. Specific problems should be sent to @866ourvote along with #EP followed by the state in question, like #EPFL for Florida.

Battle For The West: Colorado Voter Suppression Suit Settled; Provisional Ballots To Be Accepted

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ryan Rivera

The Colorado Secretary of State's office has settled a lawsuit brought by voters' rights groups and the SEIU over what they claimed were illegal purge...

Out of Line: No Maverick

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mort Gerberg

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Out Of Line: More Tricks?

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mort Gerberg

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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...

Paper Ballots Replace Machines In Sangamon County

State Journal-Register | Bernard Schoenburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's back to the future for voters in Sangamon County. Paper ballots have replaced the electronic voting system in use since 2006, which has been dis...

An Obama Victory Is a Lesson for McCain

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Miles J. Zaremski

While McCain may bill himself as a maverick, he allowed himself to be molded, and then morphed into, a follower of what mainstream Republicans in his campaign wanted him to become for this general election.

Obama Gives New American Hope

Shari Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shari Cohen

Meet Mitra, a 31 year old first time voter - I met her last weekend, volunteering at my local Obama campaign office. We've been working together eve...

Ohio's Provisional Ballots May Be Crucial In Close Race

NY Times | IAN URBINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- If the outcome of next week's presidential election is close, this precariously balanced state could be the place where the two part...

Voting for Small Business

Tim Berry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tim Berry

I recently saw an analysis of why small business owners should vote for McCain. It was done by a man I respect, a journalist with pull in the small business world. And that disturbs me for several reasons.

Out of Line: Spin Stops

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mort Gerberg

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Neighborhood Polling Place Displays McCain Sign, and It's Legal

Hoa Quach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hoa Quach

Presidential candidates are spending millions on a campaign, and I'm questioning if I can afford to spend 42 cents on a ballot that I'm not even sure will be counted.

Will God Stop Voting?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

There never will be, and never should be, a religious reason to pick one candidate over another. God hasn't personally voted in an American election, but he keeps voting by proxy.

Fired Up and Ready to Go--Thousands Mobilize in NH

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Dorner

Yesterday the Sierra Club's 2008 election magical mystery tour with Executive Director Carl Pope and Political Director Cathy Duvall took us to New Ha...

Protesting Protest Votes

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Though it's unlikely Nader or anyone else will prevent Obama from getting elected next week, "Naderists" either think he would be a better president, or, he is a convenient vehicle of protest.

Election Hangovers: 3 Things To Do The Morning After

Kay Goldstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kay Goldstein

While some might naturally resist the idea of reconciliation, it's a perfect antidote to the sometimes toxic environment of American electoral politics. It's the change we need.

Palin Will Return To Alaska To Vote

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin will return to her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska to vote on Election Day, a campaign adviser tells CNN. Palin plans to leave the campaign ...

Time to Rise Above Racism and Self-Interest

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rachel Farris

There are thousands of people in this country like my Uncle Billy, and they will go to the polls on November 4th with ignorance settled deep in their souls.

The MySpace Election... and Beyond

Chris DeWolfe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris DeWolfe

A campaign no longer has the luxury of thinking of the Internet as an afterthought, but rather it must be a major part of the strategy of every campaign from president down to student body president.

Obama, Edwards Speechwriter Switches To McCain

The Daily Beast | Wendy Button | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A speechwriter for Obama, Edwards, and Clinton on why she's voting McCain. Since I started writing speeches more than ten years ago, I have always be...