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Highlights from the Voting Rights Watch 2012 blog, from Brentin Mock, Aura Bogado and Maegan E. Ortiz

Voting in Florida

Many of Florida’s ex-felons are receiving conflicting information on their voting rights. That could spell disaster in November.

Plugged into the framework of far right organizations, True the Vote has “empowered” a zealous group hellbent on intimidating would-be voters.

A polling station in Florida

If GOP lawmakers get their way, voting will become much more difficult in the Sunshine State.

You may have never heard of True the Vote, but the organization has major plans for upcoming elections across the country.

A spinoff of the King Street Patriots Texas Tea Party, True the Vote aims to have 1 million poll watchers in place by November. 

Barack Obama

A Republican proposal in Pennsylvania would change the way electoral votes are counted—and the results could spell Obama's defeat in 2012.

Ballot

Looking toward 2012, ALEC is peddling “Voter ID” laws to disenfranchise voters least likely to support their right-wing candidates.

Are other countries as vulnerable to the effects of money and private interests in politics as we are in the United States?

Curbing Big Money

Momentum is growing to reform campaign finance and rebalance our election system.

Blogs

It's complicated ... especially for voters.

October 2, 2012

As many as one-in-four African-Americans will be affected by laws barring ex-felons from voting in the state.

October 1, 2012

Republican voter suppression efforts in Florida have been far more destructive than handing in a few hundred fraudulent voter registration forms.

October 1, 2012

According to Pennsylvania’s attorneys, we all share the same burdens and frustrations equally, regardless of race or class. 

September 28, 2012

People across the country are organizing their religious communities ahead of this year's presidential election. Here’s one story from Nelson Pierce Jr., a community journalist based in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

September 25, 2012

In both boxing and voting cases the strategy is the same: keep the opponent away.

 

September 21, 2012

Looking to find out how to register your vote? These social media apps can help. 

September 21, 2012

The chief sponsor of Pennsylvania’s voter ID throws in his thoughts on the “47 percent.”

September 20, 2012

Law expert says the state can change the law again to win judge's approval.

September 19, 2012

The burdens of voters of color in Pennsylvania continue to be overlooked by the state’s lawyers. 

September 14, 2012