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Young people are registering in record numbers. Can they make it to the polls? Plus, Robert Fisk on Obama and Israel

The Simpsons character encounters a corrupted electronic voting machine: 'This doesn't happen in America! Maybe in Ohio, but not in America!'

Young voters could be the key to victory for Obama and Democratic Congressional candidates. Here's how they're changing the electoral map.

No matter who wins in November, demographic trends indicate that the era of backlash politics is over.

The process of picking a Vice President needn't be the craven political exercise it is today. Do we even need one?

An online guide to organizations working to build a more perfect union.

Progressives need to drive a bold new agenda to invigorate democracy and capture greater power for the people

Electoral reform in the United States will require federal intervention to empower voters and overcome the challenges posed by state and local autonomy.

By equating money with free speech, is the Supreme Court defending the right of the rich to steal elections?

The depth and substance of Obama's youth phenomenon has yet to be tested.

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