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Once again, the Koch Brothers are pouring money into a campaign to keep Wisconsin Democrats from voting in the recall elections.

Last night, Wisconsinites in three different Democratic districts headed to the polls and overwhelmingly elected State Democratic Senator Dave Hansen as their candidate for the coming general elections in August. 

Despite the Republican strategy to recruit fake democrats to run in Wisconsin's primary elections, real Democrats won 70 percent of the vote.

How can progressives push government to be of, by and for the people, rather than for the privileged few?

For the first time in fifty years, a sitting president visits the United States' largest territory—where citizens can't vote in presidential elections, but are still hit up for campaign cash.

The media has focused too much on Bachmann's self-styled image and not enough on the far-right policy positions and neo-McCarthy politics she has embraced as a member of Congress.

For Berman, Obama's grassroots victory in 2008 built heavily on the fifty-state electoral strategy which Howard Dean pursued as DNC chairman. But in a political climate far different than the one that brought Obama to power, how can the Democrats harness this enthusiasm once again?

A new poll says the Democrats lost since 2008 because voters think government is too liberal. Really?

American support for the death penalty is flagging. So why did some candidates make it an election issue?

Blogs

Voting rights advocates scored a partial victory today when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court sent the state’s voter ID law back to the lower court for a new hearing.

September 18, 2012

The burdens of voters of color in Pennsylvania continue to be overlooked by the state’s lawyers. 

September 14, 2012

While Democrats are effusing over the Mom-in-Chief, it’s worth noting that a branch of NOW is currently petitioning Party Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to stop discrimination against moms with young kids and infants.

September 5, 2012

After exposés on Rachel Maddow and Al Sharpton news shows, the Ohio secretary of state abandons True the Vote.

August 25, 2012

A conversation with election law expert Richard Hasen on the true scope of voter fraud, the power of the ACORN myth and John Roberts’s scary interest in the Voting Rights Act.

 

August 17, 2012

Ten Pennsylvania residents have spent the past week explaining in court that they do, in fact, exist and ought to be able to vote.

August 2, 2012

A landmark 1944 Supreme Court decision over Texas’ Jim Crow laws changed the arc of voting history. This week, a case that’s expected to change things again began its trip to the Roberts Court.

July 12, 2012

How a fifteen-state consortium of right-wing elections officials—who are willing to say anything to advance the voter fraud meme—plan to dismantle voting rights.

July 5, 2012

Some Democrats are not attending their national convention. Where’s the unity?

July 2, 2012

A federal judge lets Florida's purge initiative stand, even though it puts the voting rights of thousands of US citizens at risk. 

June 27, 2012