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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.

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The storm will complicate election planning in fifteen states, including crucial battlegrounds like Pennsylvania and Virginia. 

November 1, 2012

Which candidate's final-stretch strategy will be enough to win the presidency? 

October 30, 2012

For two years, Florida’s Tea Party Republicans have been working to undo the huge turnout of black voters on the Sunday before Election Day. It didn’t work.

 
October 30, 2012

With a week-and-a-half left until Election Day, voter suppression schemes slam swing states.

October 26, 2012

In an interview with Jay Leno, President Obama denounces voter suppression and touts early voting.

October 25, 2012

Long locked out of the front door to electoral process, undocumented immigrants are creating a window of opportunity.

October 25, 2012

The most high-profile instances of election fraud this cycle have been committed by Republicans in states with new voting restrictions.

October 23, 2012

STUDENT FINALIST: We must choose to move towards a shared conception of justice and social solidarity that differentiates itself from Capitol Hill’s petty electoral games.

October 20, 2012

Although many people think it’s relatively easy to get a state issued ID, one Navajo elder would disagree.

October 18, 2012

The battered group’s poll watching “army” is on the retreat, but is it now trying to cash in through harassing state election officials?

October 17, 2012