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“Money Out, Voting In” should become labor’s mantra.

Voters at a polling station

A five-decade bipartisan consensus on this key piece of civil rights legislation has collapsed—right when we need its protections more than ever before.

The good news is that things have gotten so bad, almost everyone agrees we need to make big changes.

Voting in California

It didn’t work for Republicans in this election—but their war on voting is far from dead.

Voting

From Senate races to state and city referendums, Americans made clear they wanted to limit the corrupting power of corporate money.

Barack Obama

In the next four years—and beyond—progressives must create the political space for the president to represent the majority of Americans.

It will be resisting not only voter-suppression laws in key swing states but also harassment from the Tea Party group True the Vote.

Polling station

A former voter ID supporter realizes the real racial motive behind supposedly “common sense” reforms. 

An important court decision stayed the GOP’s voter-suppression scheme in Pennsylvania. But that battle, and others like it across the nation, is only just beginning.

Artur Davis

The former black congressman became a star among tea partiers after coming out in support of Voter ID laws.

Blogs

Forty-six people in Miami-Dade County have had their votes challenged.

November 6, 2012

Republican poll-watchers are exacerbating long lines in the battleground state, by demanding extra forms of ID from voters. 

November 6, 2012

Major reports of election day problems with voting due to Hurricane Sandy, photo ID in Pennsylvania and broken voting machines in Ohio.

November 6, 2012

Voters in key swing states won’t learn their ballots are challenged until they show up to their polling station.

November 6, 2012

Around the country, rumors are popping up that straight-ticket ballots won't be counted. Unless you're voting in North Carolina, those rumors are false.

November 6, 2012

Obama could win the swing state, thanks to the thousands of early voters that withstood long lines, GOP pressure and poor weather to cast their ballot this weekend. 

November 5, 2012

Even the recent series of voting rights victories hasn't dissuaded final GOP attempts to keep people from the polls. 

November 5, 2012

A Tampa group has filed dozens of last-minute voter challenges, in a troubling indication of ramped up suppression efforts. Meanwhile, as record turnout forced long lines, poll watchers have cried foul over bottled water.

November 5, 2012

A last-minute directive by the Ohio Secretary of State could discard thousands of provisional ballots, delay the election, and hand the Buckeye State to Mitt Romney.

November 4, 2012

For some people of color, voting in 2012 may be a matter of life and death. 

November 1, 2012