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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 bad news? Ohio’s Secretary of State swiftly limited early voting hours.

October 17, 2012

Despite a series of voting rights victories, ballot box bullies will still try to dissuade voters.

October 16, 2012

Voter ID laws have been blocked in South Carolina and Mississippi, the latter where a Tea Party leader says women don’t deserve to vote.

October 10, 2012

Jon Husted wants Supreme Court to invalidate final three days of early voting in crucial battleground state

October 9, 2012

Despite a federal obligation to do so, the swing state’s public service agencies are accused of not providing their clients with voter registration forms.

October 9, 2012

Representative Elijah Cummings and law experts say if they are targeting people of color, a court could find True the Vote operations unlawful.

October 8, 2012

The recent spate of voting laws clearly aren't about fraud. They're about keeping young, minority voters away from the polls. 

October 5, 2012

The New Mexico GOP has been caught in a new video instructing its poll watchers to illegally enforce voter ID. A Republican congressman from the state tells The Nation that he agrees with the effort. 

October 4, 2012

Representative Daryl Metcalfe says judge who blocked state’s voter ID law yesterday enables the “entitlement mentality” and people who live off others’ labor. 

October 3, 2012

Minnesota’s communities of color are changing the narrative about the state’s voter ID amendment.

October 2, 2012