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Click here for info on how you can help save Arizona's Clean Elections Act.

The young and the angry mosh the vote for the November election.

On October 29, 2002, George W. Bush signed the Help America Vote Act
(HAVA). Hidden behind its apple-pie-and-motherhood name lies a nasty
civil rights time bomb.

According to the Constitution, the President, with the consent of the Senate, selects the members of the Supreme Court.

AS NOVEMBER approaches, the Presidential race
seems to be too close for partisans of either side
to take comfort.

For almost forty years now, the white South has been moving steadily into the Republican ranks.

The Republican drive represents a power grab unprecedented in scale and timing.

In a 5-to-4 decision as we went to press, the Supreme Court upheld nearly all the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act's provisions.

Russell Simmons was never a young voter. The 46-year-old hip-hop tycoon
cast his first vote in a presidential election seven years ago, he says,
at the age of 39.

Forty-four states in the United States today bar people with mental illnesses from voting.

Blogs

The VRA transformed American democracy. Now Congress must save it. 

August 6, 2013

But they heart the Gov, even as his most very special election suppresses the vote. 

June 11, 2013

Once Mark Sanford won the Republican primary, he was all but certain to win in a district drawn to elect Republicans. That’s how it works in America.

May 8, 2013

Despite winning a minority of the votes, Republicans control the House of Representatives, through ruthless tactics that mirror strategies from a century ago. 

April 11, 2013

Seventy-five new voting restrictions have been introduced in 30 states in 2013. North Carolina is leading the way.

April 5, 2013

Fifty-five new voting restrictions have been introduced in thirty states this year.

March 28, 2013

In hearing a challenge to Arizona’s proof of citizenship law for voter registration, the Justices will decide what powers Congress has to protect the right to vote.

March 18, 2013

When it comes to a federal right to vote, things are a little more complicated than I wrote before—but that’s not to say we should be encouraged.

March 1, 2013

The Supreme Court will hear arguments this week in a case that could gut the historic law. To understand where this is going, it’s crucial to know how we got here.

February 26, 2013

Will Virginia be the latest case for proving why the Voting Rights Act is still needed?

February 22, 2013