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In 2000, Al Gore beat George W. Bush in the state of New Mexico by a mere 366 votes--a slimmer margin than in Florida. Ralph Nader polled 21,251 votes.

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.

Blogs

Governor Bob McDonnell throws his support behind two GOP-sponsored bills to automatically restore some felons’ rights. 

January 10, 2013

It is time for progressives to renew the faith of Thomas Paine that we can yet “form the noblest purest constitution on the face of the earth.”

January 1, 2013

Elections administrators gathered for a hearing before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary to unpack some of the shenanigans from last month.

December 20, 2012

Forty percent of voters didn’t participate last month. A new report outlines who they are, and why they didn’t cast a ballot. 

December 19, 2012

Why does the Electoral College have the final say? It’s time to put voters in charge of choosing our president. 

December 17, 2012

Obama's recent court victory on early voting may have carved a legal path for fighting down felony disenfranchisement laws.

December 14, 2012

Just a month from Election Day states are already pining for restrictions in the next election.

December 13, 2012

The biggest challenge voting rights advocates face right now is keeping people engaged without the spotlight of a presidential election.

December 10, 2012

Guyot's memorials prompted a Wall Street Journal op-ed writer to insist that the civil rights past is irrelevant to the Voting Rights Act’s future.

December 6, 2012

Nevada's Secretary of State wants to implement a costly voter ID registration system to combat nonexistent voter fraud.

December 3, 2012